Mt. Washington To North Shore Zip Line Proposal Awarded Grant

Posted: February 10, 2013 by sykose in Air, Balance, Slacklining

Sounds great . Let us know when it comes up.

CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A dream is closer to becoming a reality.

A proposed zip line that would sail from Mount Washington to the North Shore has been awarded a grant. It would cross the Ohio River at 50 miles-per-hour with a 400-foot drop.

The concept sounds simple enough – a little swing across the river.

When KDKA’s Kristine Sorensen and photojournalist Lori Sperling took you on the Laurel Highlands zip line tour last summer, the longest ride was 1,600-feet in and above the tree tops.

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The ride from Mount Washington is a full half mile in open air, much of it dangling above the mighty Ohio.

“You sit down in the seat and there are triple redundancies in the harness,” says Adam Young, the creator of Zippitt.

Young says ZipRider would design and install a line that would look a lot like the one on…

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