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World’s longest wooden tower suspension bridge opens hours from Chicago – NBC Chicago

Standing 118 feet above the valley below, the world’s longest wooden tower suspension bridge is not for the faint-hearted.

Located at Boyne Mountain Resort north of Traverse City, SkyBridge Michigan officially opened to the public on October 15. views or perhaps others looking to overcome their fear of heights.

For Chicagoans, the round trip can easily be done in a weekend – or even a single day – as the bridge is about 350 miles from the city, which depending on traffic takes about 5 hours and a half by single track.

Once you arrive at the resort, you’ll ride the chairlift to the top of the mountain before embarking on what might be the most daunting part of the experience. You will cross the suspension bridge, surrounded by panoramic views of the Boyne Valley. Part of the deck even includes a clear glass floor, providing an unobstructed view of the valley floor nearly 118 feet below, according to a press release from the resort.

The longest suspension bridge with wooden pylons in the world opens to the public

If you happen to get hungry at the top of the mountain, the resort has you covered as well.

Offering even more spectacular views, Eagle’s Nest, the mountaintop restaurant, offers a full bar, hearty sandwiches, soups, burgers and more.

While fall is arguably one of the best times to join the experience, due to the colorful fall foliage, the bridge is actually open year-round. At night, you can’t help but notice the bridge, as it’s illuminated for all to see. SkyBridge Michigan is open 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. through October 31, then Friday and Saturday only from November 4 through December 4. The bridge begins its December season from the 9th of this month, when it will open again daily. .

Tickets are $25 for adults 11-69, $20 for seniors 70 and older, and $15 for children 3-10. Children two and under enter free.

Tickets are valid for the whole day, so you can take as many trips as you want.

More information about SkyBridge Michigan can be found on the Boyne Mountain website here.

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