China opens world’s highest, longest glass bridge

  • China unveils the world’s highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge which was designed by the Israeli architect Haim Dotan
  • It  spans across the Zhangjiajie Canyon in Hunan province at 1,410ft or 430 meters
  • The bridge allows visitors to peer down into the abyss through 99 triple-layered glass panels
  • Structure crosses two peaks in the mountains of Zhangjiajie – the same ranges that inspired the American blockbuster sci-fi 3D film Avatar
  • Open only to foot-traffic, the bridge, at 20ft (6 metres) wide, is broad, strong and safe that it could even take a car
  • The bridge is now the latest in a series of vertigo-inducing structures in China which are attracting tourists from all over the world

China unveils the world’s highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge.

It spans across the Zhangjiajie Canyon in Hunan province, the world’s highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge at 1,410ft (430 meters) is now the latest in a series of vertigo-inducing structures in China which are attracting tourists from all over the world.

The bridge allows visitors to peer down into the abyss through 99 triple-layered glass panels, an article published by The Telegraph on August 20 mentioned.

Definitely a site worth visiting, the bridge which was designed by the Israeli architect Haim Dotan, leaves pedestrians suspended nearly 1,000ft (300 metres) above the canyon.

Open only to foot-traffic, the bridge, at 20ft (6 metres) wide, is broad, strong and safe that it could even take a car.

Earlier, the superior strength of the glass panels were pounded with sledgehammers to prove the safety of the structure.

As such, a maximum of 8,000 visitors a day will be allowed on the bridge.

Park officials are advising tourists and visitors to book earlier to avoid disappointment.

The structure, which was officially unveiled to the public for the first time crosses two peaks in the mountains of Zhangjiajie – the same ranges that inspired the American blockbuster sci-fi 3D film Avatar.

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