Sky Bridge In The Clouds07th Apr' 2010,
Sky Bridge In The Clouds:
Imagine being at a shopping mall. And then hopping on a cable car for a 15-minute ride. And then getting off of the cable car and finding yourself on a long walkway that’s all of 1.8 meters (6 feet) wide, suspended high above a green jungle, with virtually no signs of human existence except for the walkway beneath your feet and the cable car you arrived on.
The Sky Bridge is located on the beach-strewn, vacation island of Langkawi in the far north of Malaysia near the Thai border. Indeed, from the lofty Sky Bridge you can see Thailand’s Tarutao Island on a clear day.
The Sky Bridge itself, completed in 2005, gleams in the sun and resembles a curved work of modern art that’s 700 meters (2,300 feet) above sea level and with glass sides that will scare the hell out of anyone harboring a fear of heights. The bridge is 125 meters long and width of 1.8 meters, curving out around a single, 95-yard support column that is held up by 8 load-balancing cables. When in the front of the bridge, you are standing 2,300 feet above sea level (687 meters).
Cable car rides all the way to the platform in the sky. On certain days, you will experience hills shrouded in mist. It is a whole different kind of cool in the fog when visitors to the Langkawi Sky Bridge feel like they are walking above the clouds.