60-Foot American Flag Draped Over Gatlinburg Skybridge During Fourth of July Weekend: See the Beautiful Photo

by Hunter Miller

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.

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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.

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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.

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The SkyBridge closed for months following the coronavirus pandemic. It reopened last month under new health guidelines.

[H/T Fox News, WKYT]

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