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Sky Ride

General Information

Completion: 2 February 1933
Status: demolished (1934)

Project Type

Structure: Cable-stayed bridge
Function / usage: Transporter bridge
Material: Steel bridge

Location

Location: , , ,
Part of:

Technical Information

Dimensions

main span 564 m
total length 975 m
pylon pylon height 191 m

Cost

cost of construction United States dollar 1 000 000

Materials

cables steel
pylons steel

Chronology

November 1934

The "Century of Progress" fair is completely dismantled including the Skyride.

Notes

Designed and built in the space of six month for the world exposition "A Century of Progress" in Chicago. It carried ten suspended cars with 36 passengers in each car. During its operation it carried a total of 4 500 000 passengers. It was subsequently demolished using dynamite on one tower and a charge of Thermit packed around the base of the other.

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  • About this
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  • Structure-ID
    20004469
  • Date created
    14/08/2002
  • Last Update
    09/06/2017