New York City’s Roosevelt Island Tram closes for six months

New York City’s Roosevelt Island Tram, which figured prominently in the “Spider-Man” movie, has closed for six months of repairs, reports the New York Times.

The tram ended its last run early this morning. Expected to reopen at the tail end of summer, the tram is due for maintenance: back in 2006, multiple power failures trapped 69 people about 200 feet above the East River for seven hours.

The tram, which offers a bird’s-eye view of the skyline for $4 round-trip, has long been a favorite budget activity for visitors. Now those visitors may have to content themselves with seeing the skyline from a distance aboard the free Staten Island ferry.