A particular new funicular in GR


In a follow-up to a post from February 14, 2012, Grand Rapids, Michigan is now home to the state’s only and probably the world’s newest funicular. The $5 million Idema Funicular began operations in the summer of 2012 to provide access from the parking lot to the city’s John Ball Zoological Garden on the near west side.

Source: johnballzoosociety.org/map.php

Source: johnballzoosociety.org/map.php

The funicular operates on an 890 foot long track and rises/falls 114 feet in elevation between stations. Here are a series of photos taken earlier on Friday, December 14th.

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