BOYNE FALLS, MI – Construction on SkyBridge Michigan, the world’s longest timber-towered suspension bridge, reached a soaring phase in the last week. It’s perched high atop Boyne Mountain resort, where the 1,203-foot long pedestrian bridge is set to debut this fall.
In the last week, all four SkyBridge towers were lifted and placed. The raising of these timber towers was a big milestone for SkyBridge fans, as well as the construction teams making it all happen. The towers each measure more than 50 feet high and nearly 70 feet long, anchoring both sides of the new bridge atop the ski run area. They were designed to honor the logging heritage of Northern Michigan.
It will also connect with the resort’s paved trail system to encourage more exploration of the property and all its features. It’s one of several new projects the Boyne Mountain team is undertaking as part of its Renaissance 2.0 plan, which is being used to guide the resort’s development for the next decade. Key among them are renovated guest accommodations and an outdoor expansion of its popular Avalanche Bay waterpark complex.