Post by Steven Dale
Over the Easter weekend, a new urban gondola system opened in the Netherlands.
This system, in the small city of Venlo, is the longest ever in the Netherlands at an admittedly modest 1.1 kilometers.
As is becoming a common theme and narrative, there’s virtually no publicly available information on the system.
What we do know is this: It was built for the Floriade 2010 Horticultural Expo and; based upon the few images we’ve found, it’s built by Doppelmayr.
Given that Doppelmayr was also responsible for other systems built for European horticultural fairs (such as in Koblenz, Munich and or Rostock) I think it safe to assume that this Austrian manufacturer has pretty much locked up the surprisingly robust European flower-loving, gondola-aficionado market.
As always, if anyone is able to track down more information, images and/or videos of the system, please post them in the comments.
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