UBC has recently added a new twist. It’s a suspension bridge through the mighty conifers of the UBC Botanical Garden. I was half expecting to find a red VW Bug dangling below it, midspan.
We checked it out last weekend and it’s quite an experience. Just make sure you’re a good distance away from any rambunctious youngsters intent on trampolining the suspended structure into the stratosphere. Fortunately I’m educated enough to know that such a structure is engineered with a very generous safety factor.
|Steel cables supporting the platforms are wrapped securely around the tree trunks.|
|This "peek-a-boo" artist provides some scale for the girth of the trees used for the platforms.|
|A bird's eye view.|
|One foot at a time...Don't look down! It's only 23 meters to the forest floor below.|