The Gatlinburg Skybridge is showing off their patriotic spirit this year. On Thursday, the attraction unveiled a massive, 60-foot American Flag in celebration of the Fourth of July.
According to Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, it took eight volunteers to drape the 60-foot flag over the SkyBridge. Check out a picture of the incredible flag posted on Instagram by Fox News below.
Representatives with the SkyBidge mentioned that the American flag stayed there until July 5. Marketing Manager Marcus Watson spoke about the flag in a press release. “We understand that not everyone will be able to observe their Fourth of July holiday as they had intended, so we wanted to bring a little cheer and patriotism to the top of the mountain,” Watson said. “The flag is always well-received by our visitors and we’re thrilled to be among the first attractions in the country to honor this special day.
The bridge opened in May 2019. At its midpoint, the bridge sits 150-feet above the ground. Furthermore, it is 680 feet long and 5 feet wide. The SkyBridge is the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America, according to WKYT.
To build the bridge, developers used more than 1 million pounds of concrete. Also, the construction required three miles of cable in addition to 1,400 wooden planks.
The SkyBridge closed for months following the coronavirus pandemic. It reopened last month under new health guidelines.