China is one such country that always stays on trend with its new inventions and creations that grabs all the attention from all over the world. This time, China is making news with its newly opened structure; the highest and longest glass bottomed bridge in the world. This glass bottomed bridge was constructed after replacing the old wooden bridge situated in Geopark in Hunan, China, which is now located at the height of 300m above the ground, is 430m long and 6m wide is the canyon between the two mountain cliffs.
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The floor of this glass bottomed bridge is said to be made of 24mm double layered glass and is 25 times stronger than normal window glass that we use in making regular infrastructure. According to the official in Zhangjiajie, the bridge is strong enough to carry the load of 800 persons at the same time. The bridge is designed by Israeli Architect Haim Dotan which allows only 8000 people to walk on the bridge each day and people can also book their tickets in advance at a cost of $27 dollars.
It is also said that the bridge will soon start world’s highest bungee jumping and will also serve as a runway for fashion shows. Authorities have also organized media event and invited journalists to smash the glass with the sledgehammer and also drove a car across it. Another interesting factor about the bridge is that people wearing stilettos will be banned from walking over the bridges. So ladies, no stilettos please.
I am sure you must have heard of the incident that happened in Yuntaishan Scenic Park, a mountainside glass walkway in China’s central Henan province where the cracks appeared on the glass walkway just two weeks after the opening. The incident took place in 2015.
Soon after the cracks appeared visitors started panicking and running, though the officials later said that the damage was superficial and did not pose any danger.
Well, we believe this time authorities have taken all the safety measures in check to ensure that the world’s longest and highest glass bottomed bridge is safe for the visitors.