Visitors walk across the terrifying glass-bottomed bridge in China. Picture: Chinatopix Via AP/ CHINA OUT
THIS is not for the faint of heart.
China has opened a glass bottomed bridge hovering 180m metres above the valley floor in Pingjiang county in Hunan province.
Stretching 300 metres long, the glass suspension bridge is named Haohan Qiao, translating in English to ‘Brave Men’s Bridge’ and it’s not hard to see why.
The bridge was originally wooden until its conversion using glass panes 24mm thick and 25 times stronger than normal glass.
China also has plans for another glass-bottomed suspension bridge in the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon area, about 300 kilometres northwest of Shiniuzhai.
When completed, it will be the world’s highest and longest glass bridge at 430 meters long and 300 meters high.