I Dare You to Look Down

A glass bridge is suspended in Shiniuzhai National Geological Park over a 300 meter canyon 180 meters long.  The source is ABC in Australia.  Check out the source for more images and what some had to say.

Glass bridge in China's Shiniuzhai National Geological Park
PHOTO: A suspension bridge made of glass hangs 180 meters high in the Shiniuzhai National Geological Park in China. (Getty Images/ChinaFotoPress)


Glass bridge in China's Shiniuzhai Geological National Park
PHOTO: The bridge in Shiniuzhai park was previously wood but tourists were ready and waiting when the glass version opened for the first time. (Reuters: China Daily )


Aug. 23, 2016

Longest and highest glass bridge opens in Ziangjiajie Grand Canyon.  Video from Youtube.

Sep. 2, 2016

From the L.A. Times.  Visit the source for additional images.

China’s highest, longest glass bridge closes after too many people come to visit

Mary Forgione

A woman poses on the world's highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge above a valley in Zhangjiajie in China's Hunan province.

If you’re going to China to walk on the world’s highest, longest glass-bottomed bridge, you might want to delay your trip awhile. The newly opened Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge in the country’s Hunan province abruptly closed Friday because it was just too popular.

“We’re overwhelmed by the volume of visitors,” a marketing and sales spokesperson for the bridge told CNN. The story notes the bridge was built to accommodate up to 8,000 people a day, but 10 times that many turned out to see the man-made attraction.

The announcement came Thursday on the blog site Weibo. The bridge opened Aug. 20.

Officials didn’t say when the bridge would reopen.

The bridge is 1,410 feet long (the glass-bottomed Grand Canyon Skywalk in Arizona is about 70 feet long), 20 feet wide and almost 1,000 feet off the ground, according to the China Tourism Office website.

The agency’s description of the bridge — built to accommodate about 660 people at once — says it “floats in harmony with the surrounding scenery and affords tourists incredible views of the nearby sandstone and quartz peaks, trees, and waterfalls.”

It costs about $20 to go on the bridge.

Though the bridge is closed for now, there are others, like Haohan Qiao, or “Brave Man’s Bridge,” in Shiniuzhai National Geological Park.

It opened last September and closed within a few weeks temporarily for a different problem: One of the bridge’s panels of glass had shattered. No one was hurt in the incident.



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