Slide the City Not Coming to Quincy
A thousand-foot water slide that was supposed to be a major part of an event built around the lighting of Quincy's Bayview Bridge in August is not coming to town.
The attraction known as Slide the City was supposed to stretch from Fourth and Hampshire to the riverfront on August 22.
Talks between Quincy’s 175 Committee and Slide the City broke down when the Utah-based company asked for guarantees that 2,500 ride tickets would be sold or that a $25,000 corporate sponsorship could be secured.
Also, the committee had asked for proof of the company’s insurance coverage without success.
The committee is moving ahead with alternate plans for the celebration of over $600,000 in new LED lighting for the Bayview Bridge.