Thursday, March 26, 2009

Sandia Tramway to be closed temporarily

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Sandia Peak Tramway plans to close March 30 to reposition the four track cables installed in 1997.

Repositioning is recommended every 12 years for the 16,075-foot cables that weight 100,000 pounds each. The work will take three to four weeks.

The 2.7-mile tramway on the mountain east of Albuquerque has operated since May 1966. The original cables were replaced in 1997.

The tram has transported some 9.2 million visitors over its lifetime.

It will reopen at noon April 24.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) - Sandia Tramway to be closed temporarily

No comments: