Workers dangle from ropes to clean Skywalk glassMarch 25, 2014 @ 5:56 pm
See all photos
PEACH SPRINGS, Ariz. (AP) -- Workers from a Phoenix-based company had an awe-inspiring view as they dangled from ropes to clean the glass at the Grand Canyon Skywalk.
The more than 40 panes of glass underneath the horseshoe-shaped bridge aren't easily accessible. Technicians from Abseilon USA had to hook up a series of ropes before polishing the underside Tuesday.
The structure juts out 70 feet from the edge of the Grand Canyon, offering visitors a view of the Colorado River 4,000 feet below.
Abseilon USA Vice President Kenneth Piposar says the company's work also has included rappelling down into the Grand Canyon to retrieve water bottles, hats and other trash.
The Skywalk is at the west end of the Grand Canyon on the Hualapai (WAHL'-uh-peye) reservation, outside the boundaries of Grand Canyon National Park.
Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Relaxing in Seattle
It's a big weekend in Seattle, but what if you want to get away from the crowds?
17 things you will definitely see at Bumbershoot
Cassius' Body Art
This Seahawks rookie might be the most colorful on the field
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.