488 Meters Longest Glass Bridge Opened In Shijiazhuang

2018 January 02

For thrill seekers, the newest glass bridge in Shijiazhuang, China ready to challenge you with hundreds of meters to cross.

The bridge, which stretches 488 meters, is 2 meters wide and hangs 218 meters (about 66 stories) above the valley floor between two steep cliffs in the Hongyagu Scenic Area in Pingshan county, recently opened on December 24 and become the world’s longest glass-floor bridge.

It is paved with 1,077 panes of transparent glass, each 4 centimeters thick, and weighs a total of 70 metric tons.

While it is designed to hold 3,000 people, only 600 people are allowed to cross the transparent glass walkway at any one time.

To raise the excitement levels even further, the bridge is designed to sway when tourists walk across it.

While walking on the bridge, tourists can enjoy the surrounding Hongyagu scenery, which boasts a unique geographic landscape with mountain views, natural waterfalls, ancient towns and temples, assuming they can still bear to look at the scenery from such an elevated vantage point.

This bridge add numbers of glass bridge that has been built around China in recent years. A bridge 430 meters long and 6 meters wide opened last year in the Grand Canyon Scenic Area in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province.

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