World’s longest and highest glass bridge opens in China’s ‘Avatar’ mountain
If you’re addicted to heights, China’s latest glass-bottomed bridge is a thrilling spot that’s not to be missed.
The structure, which was officially unveiled to the public for the first time on Saturday, crosses two peaks in the mountains of Zhangjiajie – the same ranges that inspired the American blockbuster Avatar. It’s said to be the world’s highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge.
But would-be visitors beware – thousands of tourists queued up for the grand opening of the bridge and as the first pictures show, the attraction became so busy that you can barely see the sheer drop below.
The bridge spans approximately 430 metres (1,400 feet) across two peaks and is suspended 300 metres (984ft) above a sheer drop.
It crosses a canyon that divides two mountain cliffs in Zhangjiajie Park, in China’s central Hunan province.
The structure is six metres (19ft8in) wide and made of some 99 panels of clear glass.
suite_jazz, Washington, United States, 16 minutes ago
It’s all fun and game until the glass cracks…
ooiocoo, Liverpool Toronto Florida, United Kingdom, 1 hour ago
Like it or not. China did it; we did not.
SnowWhite, Detroit, United States, 2 hours ago
Going on a glass bottom bridge made in China? I don’t think so.
HighKick, East coast, United States, 2 hours ago
I would not get on that with so many people on it. Nope.. ..
SJB-29, NSW, Australia, 2 hours ago
i,ll give it 12 months and it will be at the bottom of the valley .