Would you take things to new heights and climb the Lions Gate Bridge?
A local Vancouver based resident Kevin Thomson, operator of Legendworthy Quest Inc. has proposed a business opportunity to the provincial government who have released a notice of intent for this operation. This would be a guided tour and an opportunity to climb the Lions Gate Bridge to view the spectacular scenic views of our West coast region.
The tours would be a pricey cost of $200- $300 and would take climbers on the maintenance ladders inside the towers of the bridge. Once you get to the top there is a platform that you can stand on, to soak in the historic 1938 built bridge. The Lions Gate bridge consists of three lanes and the bridge is 5,981 feet long, and the height of 364 feet above water.
The provincial government supports Legendworthy and reports that they’re “uniquely qualified and has the very specialized expertise” for bringing the public to the top of the bridge. They’ve designed and developed safety support systems and emergency response protocols for this hopeful attraction.
“Legendworthy has provided all details of the processes and procedures required to safely and effectively operate an adventure tourism business specific to the Lions Gate Bridge, including but not limited to the design of engineered plans, endorsement of required waivers, securities, safety plans, construction plans, and other risk mitigation strategies,” – (Notice of Intent)
Even though nothing is set in stone and a lot of details are needed to be worked out, before this attraction can host climbers. The operation date is hope to begin as early as this July, aiming to attract 50 to 60 people a day. Time will be limited at first with less climbers per day. All climbers will have a training session and suitability testing.
Are you excited for this? It can’t be any worse than bungee jumping or skydiving right?