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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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To ensure its reliability should the grid go down, the Portland aerial tram has been equipped with two independent diesel-hydraulic power sources.
In Jackson Hole, I spent a couple of nights at the Best Western Inn - very handy for the aerial tram and the south entrance to the Grand Teton National Park - and two nights in the superb Spring Creek ranch.
Bruce Hutton says part of what led them to propose an aerial tram was its potential to reduce the human footprint on the park.
The mill was originally connected to the Shenandoah mine across the Animas River canyon by a 10K-ft aerial tram, the only tram constructed in the San Juan gold territory using metal towers.
6-mile aerial tram installed by American Donald Perry at the Bosque Lluvioso Reserve).
The high point of a visit here is a ride aboard the aerial tram from the vineyards up to the winery.
Don't miss the Skyfari aerial tram, for a bird's-eye view of the park's environs -- from the koala colony in the Down Under exhibit; to the elephants, lions, jaguars, sloths and camels of Elephant Odyssey.
The bridge will provide a direct link to important destinations such as Portland s South Waterfront area, home to Oregon Health Sciences University Waterfront Campus, Portland s Aerial Tram, and Portland State University, and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.
The following day we took a ride on the aerial tram 9,000ft up from the station to the cliffs of Chino Canyon.
In Portland, the aerial tram to Oregon Health & Science University was closed and more than 300 Portland General Electric workers pushed to restore power to the 35,000 homes affected by downed lines.
Showcasing rainforest surroundings in a theme-park style, facilities include boat trips to spot wading birds and turtles along the jungle-fringed Chagres River, and aerial tram rides through the forest canopy.