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A GLASS-bottom bridge across the Murray River — inspired by a similar concept at the Grand Canyon — could be erected between Walker Flat and Blanchetown in the coming year.

With a vision to create a unique tourism experience to draw visitors to the district, the Mid Murray Council is hoping to host the only glass floor viewing platform in Australia to span the country’s largest river, the Murray Valley Standard reports.

Mid Murray Mayor Dave Burgess said the idea came out of discussions with the Mid Murray Commercial Enterprises Working Party (MMCEWP).

“It (the bridge) was inspired by similar concepts at the Grand Canyon in America and places in Canada,” he said.

“We’ve got some beautiful cliffs along the river in Mid Murray and it could be another real draw card for the area.” Read more...