Nik Wallenda completes longest high wire walk ever over Milwaukee Mile

Posted at 7:05 PM, Aug 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-12 06:38:31-04

Milwaukee - Tightrope walker Nik Wallenda has pushed the envelope again.

The stuntman pulled off the longest tightrope walk in his career Tuesday night.

He covered almost 1600 feet on a wire suspended above the Wisconsin State Fair near Milwaukee.

The wire was the width of a nickel.

The wire was ten stories above the ground - and it was slanted downwards.

Wallenda, who comes from a family of daredevils known as "The Flying Wallendas" has successfully wire-walked above the Grand canyon, Niagara Falls and between two skyscrapers in Chicago.