World's longest glass bridge in China opens for public: All you need to know
Beijing : The world's longest glass bridge made in China has been opened for public from December 24, 2017.
Dimensions - The Bridge stretches 488 meters in length and two meters width. It has been made at a height of 218 meters above the valley between two steep cliffs in Hongyagu Scenic Area in Pingshan county.
Location - If you wish to walk over it, then it can be experienced at Shijiazhuang, Hebei province in China.
Material - The bridge has been made of 1,077 panes of transparent glass with each being four centimeters thick and weighs a total of 70 metric tons.
Experience - The main motive of the bridge is to thrill people walking on it, this is the reason it has been designed in a way that it swings a little when people walks to its centre.
Hebei Group, the local tourism company that built the bridge said that the movement of the bridge was included to create a thrill among the visitors.
Capacity and limitation - The bridge is capable of carrying up to 2000 people in one go but to keep the safety and thrill factor in mind only 500 people will be allowed to walk over it in one go.
Similar bridges - Last year, a 430 meters long and 6 meters wide bridge opened last year in the Grand Canyon Scenic Area in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province. Located in the UNESCO world heritage site, it was temporarily closed after a huge influx of tourists. It was said to be the longest and highest bridge of its kind in the world.
Now, walking over it would definitely be a daredevil stunt. Would you like to try it? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section below.