Grand Canyon Skywalk Gets Cleaned in 2016

Mark Hamilton, Neothink pic
Mark Hamilton, Neothink

Mark Hamilton is the founder and owner of the Neothink Society, which was inspired by the work of his father, scientist Frank Wallace. Beyond his work with Neothink, Mark Hamilton contributed to the Grand Canyon Skywalk as a design and finance partner.

The Skywalk is a U-shaped glass bridge that affords immersive views of the Grand Canyon. Suspended 4,000 feet off the ground, it is difficult to clean, but in May of 2016, technicians completed the job.

Using tools such as a camera that permitted live streaming, technicians could communicate with engineers while seeking out parts of the bridge that needed repairs or additional work. Although being so high off the ground might seem daunting, Abseilon USA Rope Access technician Casey Gilmore explains that the workers, focused on the task at hand, soon forgot about the possibility of falling. All received special training so they could understand the intricacies of the unique structure.

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