China opens world’s largest Glass-Bottomed Bridge 300 metres above Earth
ZHANGJIAJIE: To boost tourism and adventurism in China, the world’s highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge opened on Saturday in country’s spectacular Zhangjiajie mountains – the inspiration for American blockbuster Avatar.
However, the tourists who suffer from vertigo need not apply. Some 430 metres long and suspended 300 metres above the earth, the bridge spans the canyon between two mountain cliffs in Zhangjiajie Park in China’s central Hunan province.
Six metres wide and made of some 99 panels of clear glass, the bridge can carry up to 800 people at the same time, an official in Zhangjiajie — a popular tourist destination . Tourists can walk across the bridge, designed by Israeli architect Haim Dotan, and the more adventurous will be able to bungee jump or ride a zip line.
A tourist, Wang Min said, “I wanted to feel awe-inspired by this bridge but I am not afraid as it seems safe!”, while visiting the new structure with her husband and children.