Morris Arboretum "Out on a Limb Tree Adventure"
Philadelphia, PA United States | 2009
The Grand Canyon Skywalk is a walkway sitting nearly 4000 feet above the Grand Canyon floor. It is estimated nearly 500,000 thousand people a year will visit the site, which directly generates revenue for the impoverished Hualapai Indian nation that lives and operates in the region.
A long-lasting corrosion-free coating was a must for the poles.
The skywalk, at the center of development plans including tourist operations, campgrounds, an Indian village, a western theme town, and a golf course, is a one-of-a-kind structure that provides a dramatic view of the canyon. To support the structure, anchor poles are drilled into 350 million year-old limestone, a porous rock that allows moisture to seep into its crevices. For the safety of the visitors, a long-lasting corrosion free coating was a must for the poles. To ensure the success of the structure, the specifier hot-dip galvanized the poles to provide the strength needed to keep them standing against the elements. This behemoth attraction, which supports 71 million pounds, was specifically designed to be rolled out over the canyon on tracks with concrete weights anchored to the back. Once in place, the hot-dip galvanized poles were drilled into the limestone rock, 40 feet in depth. In all, six tons of steel was galvanized, including all anchorage devises, bolts, nuts, the forty-foot rods, embedded plates and brackets, and the structural embed elements. The success of the project is vital for the region, as well as the safety of its visitors. By hot-dip galvanizing, both of these important factors are solidified, with long-lasting protection against corrosion and costly maintenance repairs for decades to come.
Building & Architecture
Recreation & Entertainment
Eagle Point, NV United States
All anchorage devices, bolts, nuts, rods, poles, embed plates, brackets, and all structural embed elements.
Mark Steel of Utah, Sheri Yellowhawk
Jordan River Galvanizing
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