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Updated Mar 26, 2014 - 8:17 am

Workers dangle from ropes to clean Skywalk glass

PEACH SPRINGS, Ariz. — Workers from a Phoenix-based company had an
awe-inspiring view as they dangled from ropes to clean the glass at the Grand
Canyon Skywalk.

The more than 40 panes of glass underneath the horseshoe-shaped bridge aren’t
easily accessible. Technicians from Abseilon USA had to hook up a series of
ropes before polishing the underside Tuesday.

The structure juts out 70 feet from the edge of the Grand Canyon, offering
visitors a view of the Colorado River 4,000 feet below.

Abseilon USA Vice President Kenneth Piposar says the company’s work also has
included rappelling down into the Grand Canyon to retrieve water bottles, hats
and other trash.

The Skywalk is at the west end of the Grand Canyon on the Hualapai
reservation, outside the boundaries of Grand Canyon National


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