The zip line across the Chattahoochee River into Phenix City could be complete by mid-September, according to Uptown Columbus Inc. President and CEO Richard Bishop.
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Bishop said Tuesday at Uptown's fall season announcement the 1,200-foot zip line will start on the Columbus side near Bay Avenue and 11th Street and will cross the river into Phenix City, where you'll be able to tackle a ropes course before going down another 400-foot zip line to the finish line. A boat will bring you back across the river.
The prices haven't been set. Bishop said he's hoping next week he'll have prices, which will include an option for kids to just tackle the ropes course.
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Work on the Columbus side began in July on the roughly $400,000 project that is being done by Whitewater Express, the lone outfitter on the Chattahoochee whitewater course, and Uptown Whitewater Management LLC, a nonprofit corporation that manages the 2.5-mile whitewater park.
Bishop previously said the agreements with the Phenix City and Columbus governments call for each city to receive 2 percent of the cost of a run.
Challenge Design Innovations of North Carolina is constructing the course.