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Zip Line Proposed For Downtown GR

Posted at 5:07 PM, Jan 28, 2013

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A zip line could be coming to downtown Grand Rapids.

Creators Jarl Brey and Jane Timmer want to build an 800-foot long zip line, called Zip the Grand, across the Grand River.

Zip the Grand would be located near the “Blue Bridge.” On each side of the zip line will be a 75-foot tower. It would also include an elevated rope course.

If completed, Brey and Timmer said the commercial venture will attract schools, tourists, corporate events and other visitors.

The duo will be getting some help from the industry leader in zip lines and rope courses, who happens to live two blocks away from the proposed downtown site.

Zip the Grand needs some approval from the city, but if everything goes as planned, they hope to have the zip line up by this fall for ArtPrize.

Check out Zip the Grand’s Facebook page HERE.