Image of Shark Bridge and the Shark Tank Overlook exhibit exhibit at Newport Aquarium Image of Shark Bridge and the Shark Tank Overlook exhibit exhibit at Newport Aquarium

Shark Tank Overlook – Home of Shark Bridge

Shark Summer

Dare to cross Shark Bridge the world’s first suspended rope bridge where guests can walk just inches above sharks, shark rays and other aquatic animals. This V-shaped rope bridge is 75-feet long and is suspended over the open water of the 385,000 gallon Surrounded By Sharks exhibit.

Shark Tank Overlook offers guests a top-side view of one of the largest open-air viewing tanks in the country. Walk along the top edge of the tank and see how many of the sharks, shark rays, stingrays and fish you can count. If you’re lucky you might catch Denver the loggerhead sea turtle as he comes to the surface to take a breath.

Things to Know
Location
Shark Tank Overlook

Fun Facts
Shark Bridge is constructed of more than 4 miles of rope and 1.5 tons of steel.
It took nearly 1,000 labor hours for fabrication, building and installation.
Shark Bridge can hold the weight of 2 male African elephants – about 20,000 pounds!

NEW SANDBAR SHARKS

Two NEW Sandbar Sharks are now making their home in the Surrounded by Sharks exhibit! From Shark Bridge, see their signature dorsal fins cut through the water as they break the surface and swim around the exhibit!

 


Plan your visit

Shark Bridge is an interactive family walk through experience. Walkers will experience slight side-to-side motion and some uneven footing. All guests must use the entrance due to the one-way direction of travel. All guests must walk themselves. No guest may be carried. Shark Bridge is an able-bodied experience. For the safety of all guests running, jumping, rough play, climbing, food and drinks are strictly prohibited on Shark Bridge. It is recommended that those with hard or soft casts or braces of any kind do not attempt Shark Bridge. Closed-toe shoes are recommended and shoes must be worn at all times. Children under 5 will need to be accompanied by parent, guardian or chaperone. Newport Aquarium is not responsible for lost or dropped items. Guests are encouraged to secure all items before entering Shark Bridge. Items that fall may not be able to be retrieved.