Taking flight: Aerial tram promoted for Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach, SC - MYRTLE BEACH, SC (AP) - Myrtle Beach is considering a plan to put tourists up in the air.

The Myrtle Beach Downtown Redevelopment Corp. might build a tram - basically a horizontal ski lift - along the oceanfront as one of several options being considered for attractions near the city's new mile-long boardwalk scheduled to open this spring.

Members of the redevelopment board postponed a discussion of the tram this week to give members more time to consider it. But board member Chuck Martino likes the idea and says a tram would change the city's skyscape.

Trams are used in several oceanfront resorts, including Seaside Heights, NJ.

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