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aerial tramway

[′e·rē·əl ′tram‚wā]
(mechanical engineering)
A system for transporting bulk materials that consists of one or more cables supported by steel towers and is capable of carrying a traveling carriage from which loaded buckets can be lowered or raised. Also known as aerial cableway; aerial ropeway.
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In April, 2013, the opening of an aerial tramway at West Mountain finally added a historic new path.
Upon completion, POMA, along with Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) will bring to New Yorkers the most advanced technology in aerial tramways.
Last year, a consultant floated a draft Griffith Park master plan with notions of aerial tramways, parking garages, a mountain hostel and an L.