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Oct 20, 2023
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Weekly Roundup: New Hampshire’s Iconic Ketchup-and-Mustard Tramway to be Updated

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  • Portland Aerial Tramway to perform annual evacuation exercises. The evacuation exercise will be led by Portland Fire & Rescue Technical Rescue Team, where Doppelmayr employees will be lowered to the top floor of the OHSU Casey Eye Institute’s parking garage. All tram operating staff will be participating to allow crews to practice an aerial rescue in the situation where a cabin may be stopped for an extended period. The tramway will be stopped during the training exercise and will resume use afterwards.
  • The longest monocable detachable gondola in the world will be constructed in Roseau, Dominica. The new monocable detachable gondola (MDG) will connect the capital city to the world’s second largest boiling lake with a 20-minute gondola ride. Doppelmayr and ABL Holdings are working together to bring the idea to reality. Outdoor Engineers’ feasibility report shows that the project could be completed within 2 years. The study also revealed that the project would, short-term, increase employment opportunities during the construction phase and, long-term, increase tourism for the area.
  • Cannon Mountain aerial tramway to be upgraded at New Hampshire’s Franconia Notch State Park. The aerial tram‘s route will not change, but the lift will be upgraded with new, modernized cabins. The system takes an 8 minute ride up to Canon’s 4,090-foot summit. The project bid will be advertised at the end of October, and the bid process is expected to be complete by late spring of 2024. The project was originally estimated to cost $25 million to replace the system; however, due to rigorous maintenance on the lift, some of the parts of the existing lift can be reused, dropping the estimated cost down to $18 million. 
Image credit to Dennis Jarvis, CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED, via Flickr.

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