China has just opened its first glass-bottomed suspension bridge and being nearly 300 meters long and 180 meters up from the ground, it definitely isn’t for the faint of heart.
According to Chinese newspaper, the People’s Daily, the high-altitude, transparent bridge was opened this past Thursday in Zhangjiaje Grand Canyon in Central China’s Hunan province.
It is expected to be named the longest and tallest glass-bottomed bridge in the world.
A team of 11 engineers carried out the work, adding new steel cables and struts for support before replacing the wooden slats with panes of glass, doubled up to give a thickness of 24 millimeters (0.94 inches).
“No matter how the tourists jump on the bridge we built, it will be fine,” said Yang Guohong, one of the engineers involved in the project.