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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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The general contractor for the aerial tram was Kiewit Pacific of Vancouver, and the steel fabricator was Thompson Metal Fab, also of Vancouver.
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.
At the same time, access to nature is easy: In one day, a visitor can drive to the very edge of a volcanic crater, hike through the heart of a mountain jungle, take an aerial tram ride in the rainforest canopy and soak up sun on a deserted beach.
Since most of the park's vegetation only reaches approximately 30 feet high, and any aerial tram system would need to dear this height, park trees would not conceal it.
If staying in one city appeals, then San Jose can offer the traveller all the excitement from rainforests by aerial tram and Irazu volcano to the city sights of the national theatre and museum and the Plaza de la Cultura.
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.
(Canopy life, by the way, can best be seen from the 2.6-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.
The glass-walled cabins of Squaw Valley's Aerial Tram offer a bird's-eye view of snowy peaks and cobalt Lake Tahoe while climbing 2,000 vertical feet in eight minutes.
10TRAM-ENDOUS For the price of a subway ride (about PS1.50), you can take an aerial tram ride across the East River to Roosevelt Island.
A rainforest aerial tram ride completes this eco-tour.