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Sharing Royal Gorge construction with the world

By Carl Winder, Multimedia Journalist, carl.winder@krdo.com
Published On: Feb 22 2014 07:00:33 PM CST

Workers are using webcams and social media to give people a bird's eye view Royal Gorge Bridge and Park's reconstruction.

CANON CITY, Colo. -

Workers are using webcams and social media to give people a bird's eye view of Royal Gorge Bridge and Park's reconstruction.

People can only see the park and bridge from the viewing area.

Royal Gorge Bridge and Park Manager Peggy Gair said about 100 people visit the destination each day, but when visitors approach the entrance to the bridge, they come up to a closed sign.

Now, people can watch the rebuilding process from the comfort of their own home.

“We got 25 things going on up here, so we got a lot going on,” Gair said.

Workers set up web cams to share the reconstruction of Royal Gorge to the world.

The web cams are helpful for Garry Smith.

“We use web cams on a regular basis because we look for places we want to visit,” Smith said.

The park also started posting videos on their YouTube page of the reconstruction.

Gair said the park will be posting videos on the page three to four times a week, but they’re not stopping there.

“We do plan on showing time lapse photography once we get it prepared,” Gair said.

Royal Gorge Park has plans to do guided tours starting March 15. It will cost $10 a person and will only happen on the weekends.

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