China Glass Bridge: Longest and Highest Bridge In the World

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China Glass Bridge: Longest and Highest Bridge In the World

China Glass Bridge: Longest and Highest Bridge In the World

Opened on the 24th day of December, paved with no less than 1,077 glass and now great tourist attraction is the China glass bridge which ranks as the longest glass bridge and the highest bridge in the world.

Being made of glass, one would expect this bridge to be lightweight or something but this is not the case. Every one of those glass panels is 1.5 inches thick and the entire bridge itself weighs a staggering 70 tonnes!

Contributing to attracting an amazing amount of tourist traffic each year is a strange feature. This bridge has got a strange gentle swinging motion that makes it a wonderful thrill for visitors.

Constructing The China Glass Bridge: Longest and Highest Bridge In the World

This amazing glass bridge was built by the renowned Chinese constitutions firm, Hebei Bailu Group, and according to them, the swaying motion was a deliberate addition to entertain tourists who flock to it to marvel over the awesome scenery laid out all around. Some people are uncomfortable with this feature, though.

The feeling of standing at over 3,000 ft high up in the air and having the platform under your feet swinging to and fro over a massive gully of a canyon like its going to come apart at any moment is just too much for some people to bear, though, and these people can be seen being dragged across the bridge by friends or crawling across the bridge on all fours with clear terror on their faces. We are talking grown people here. (Watch the video below)

This glass bridge which only lost its place as the world’s longest bridge recently measures a staggering 1,410 feet long and its height from the ground makes it as high as a 70 story building.

The China glass bridge is located in the breathtaking Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon in the lovely mountainous province of Hunan situated in southern China. It connects two great mountain peaks in the great Wuling Mountain Range

China Glass Bridge: Longest and Highest Bridge In the World

Safety Measures On the China Glass Bridge

The China glass bridge is made of glass, right? So we would all expect the structure to crack at some point. Well, that’s exactly what happened back in 2015, but it wasn’t with this glass bridge.

Located on the rugged side of a towering 3,540-foot-high cliff in the same Henan province of China is another glass bridge or rather a walkway. A glass pane on this walkway shattered under the weight of thousands of tourists, sending several tumbling downwards and leaving many screamed with terror.

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Glass bridges are extremely popular in China, and so other constructors of the structure quickly learned from that unfortunate accident.

China Glass Bridge: Longest and Highest Bridge In the World

The China glass bridge at Hongyagu has the ability to support about 2,000 people at a go. However, it had to be shut down 13 days after opening due to overcrowding because thousands of tourists were flocking down to stand on it all at once and this raised public safety concerns on the part of the management.

Today, only 500 tourists are allowed to stand on the China glass bridge at any point in time.

China Glass Bridge: Longest and Highest Bridge In the World

The Spectacular crack effect of China Glass Bridges

Several of China’s glass bridges have it but this new mega glass bridge takes things to another level. It’s a phenomenon known as the crack effect.

Above is a very funny video of terrified people on the China glass bridge.

As people walk over the glass bridge, some parts of it actually seem to crack under their feet, frightening the life out of them as if the bridge is about to break up or something. Watch the video above.

However,, this strange phenomenon is actually part of the awesome design of this bridge.

China Glass Bridge: Longest and Highest Bridge In the World

China and Glass Bridges

China is home to an amazing number of glass bridges and glass-bottomed walkways. Several have been constructed all across the country but none like this new one.

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A day before the launch of this glass bridge, another was opened in eastern China that almost stole the title of ‘longest glass bridge in the world’. That title is a bit hard to stick on, though, because the ‘bridge’ is technically a transparent walkway but the amazing special effect is awesome.

The bridge is located high up in the lofty Wuhu mountains of the Anhui Province in Eastern China. It’s a 590-foot-high, 1,272-foot-long solid glass bridge that looks a lot like it’s going to shatter once a large number of tourists stand on it.

Additionally, two large dragon statues position on top of the bridge produce smoke, giving the impression that one is walking through the clouds with dragons flying around.

China Glass Bridge: Longest and Highest Bridge In the World

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