I'm not sure the makers of the Catwalk were
thinking long-term about what they were doing. I doubt they discussed over
lunch how people would come just to see the pipes they laid through the
gorge, pipes intended to catch the water and redirect it into their town,
Graham. Those pipes, though, have become their legacy.
Were it not for the Catwalk, not many people
would know about Graham at all. The town is gone now. It's bookmarked only
by the remains of the mining operation on the hillside. But people still
know about it, because they come to see the Catwalk, and learn why it was
built. Ironically, the pipes that brought life-giving water to Graham continue
to keep the town alive, even after it has gone. Whoever said "water
is life" wasn't kidding.