Flying low

Royal Gorge, August 2004-a

Gallery: Royal Gorge – Colorado, August 23, 2004

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This tour helicopter came in low over the Royal Gorge Bridge and then dropped into the canyon.  We were on the bridge, walking across, and I was able to get this eye-level shot.  The camera I used was a Kodak EasyShare, small for 6 years ago, with modest zoom capability.

The Royal Gorge Bridge is a tourist attraction near Cañon City, Colorado, within a 360 acre (1.5 km²) theme park. The bridge deck hangs 955 feet (291 m) above the Arkansas River, and held the record of highest bridge in the world from 1929 until 2001, when it was surpassed by a bridge in China. It is a suspension bridge with a main span of 938 feet (286 meters). The bridge is 1260 feet (384 m) long and 18 feet (5 m) wide, with a wooden walkway with 1292 planks. The bridge is suspended from towers that are 150 feet (46 m) high.  (Wikipedia)

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