80-year-old woman to overcome fear of heights on Gatlinburg SkyBridge

80-year-old woman to overcome fear of heights on Gatlinburg SkyBridge
The Gatlinburg SkyBridge is the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America. (Source: WVLT)

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WVLT) - The Gatlinburg SkyBridge announced it would share a live video Wednesday as an 80-year-old woman attempts to overcome her fear of heights by walking across the bridge.

The woman is a Dollywood host, and she says crossing the bridge is on her “bucket list.”

Officials said they plan to share the live event on Facebook at 3:30 p.m. on September 9.

Officials originally planned to live stream the occasion, but the woman requested privacy to complete the task.

“We decided that it would be best to not put focus or pressure on her via video and simply allow her to focus on crossing the SkyBridge at her own pace and time,” said a SkyLift Park spokesperson.

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