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One of those extraordinary projects which looks like a visualiser's dream but which nobody thinks will ever be built is actually nearing completion.

It is the Skywalk bridge - a glass-bottomed horseshoe, with no visible means of support, which will jut out over the Grand Canyon, allowing visitors to look down a terrifying 1,200m. Intended as a source of tourist income for the Hualapai Native Americans, the bridge will open on 28 March. For construction shots and a video see www. uk/astragal

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