Bridges can be very scary in their own right, be they be made of wood or steel, because they force people to move across vast chasms and put their entire trust in a construction that promises not to fail. However, what if the bridge was made of glass? Architects in China decided to provide an answer to this question and built the longest glass bridge in the world. Set 180m above the ground and spanning 300m the glass bridge is as beautiful as it is terrifying. It is no wonder it scared those who crossed it out of their wits.
The amazing structure is the first of its kind and was built in the Hunan province of China. In the past, the bridge had been made of wood and linked the two peaks of Stone Buddha Mountain in Shiniuzhai Geopark. During the past few months, eleven engineers had worked tirelessly to replace all wooden panels with glass. Reports and image are already pouring in, showing visitors that are too scared to move from their position, rooted to the bottom of the bridge as they gaze in the chasm below. One girl is shown being dragged by her friend because she can’t find the power to move by herself.
Moreover, the bridge is also said to wobble slightly, thus increasing the fear factor. The glass panels that form the bridge are 25 times stronger than normal glass. They were also designed to withstand impact. Even so, visitors were asked to wear special footwear to protect the panels. Chinese architects are not stopping here. As glass-bottom walkways are becoming more and more popular in China, they have decided to embark onto another daring project. They are building another glass bridge in Zhangjiajie, Hunan that will be longer and set even higher than the one they have just finished.
Would you have the courage to cross a glass bridge?
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