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Steel Structure Trivia: Glacier Skywalk

Glacier SkywalkHere’s MSC’s June Steel Structure Trivia challenge! Opened to the public in May, the Glacier Skywalk is an exciting and dramatic cliff-edge walkway designed to offer spectacular views and blend in with the natural environment. The 1,300-ft-long curved, glass-bottomed walkway was constructed using weathering steel and cantilevers 100 ft from the cliff face, putting visitors 1,000 ft above the valley floor. Photo: Robert Lemermeyer

Trivia Question: Where is the Glacier Skywalk located?

Answer:

The Glacier Skywalk is located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies - Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada. Congratulations to our winners: Jamie Weikum, structural engineer atProtostatix Engineering Consultants in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Yazan Moghrabi, project coordinator at Schuff Steel in Orlando, Fla. (an AISC member and AISC certified fabricator); Santhosh Pandian, deputy manager at CBRE in Chennai, India; and Petr Vancura, director of communications at Gilsanz Murray Steficek LLP in New York, N.Y.

Keep an eye out for our August “What’s Cool in Steel” issue of MSC, which will feature a detailed article about the Glacier Skywalk and other cool steel projects around the world!

You can test your steel structure knowledge right here on our MSC website on the last Friday of each month, where a new photo will be posted to the Steel in the News section as our weekly “Steel Shot.” Your challenge is to correctly answer the trivia question provided in the news post, based on what you see in the photo. The next question will be posted on Friday, July 25.


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