China’s World’s Longest And Highest Glass-Bottom Bridge

China‘s World’s Longest And Highest Glass-Bottom Bridge
A bridge too far? China set to open the most terrifying walkway in the world, stretching a quarter-of-a-mile across a canyon at a dizzying height of 980ft … and it’s made of GLASS
  • The Zhangjiajie skywalk is set to open in July 2015 hovering over a 980ft drop
If you are terrified of heights you would be advised to stay well away from China ‘s latest attraction.
The Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon skywalk will hover over a nail-biting 980ft drop and is set to smash records to be the world’s longest and highest glass-bottomed bridge.
The dizzying footbridge, which spans between two cliffs in the national park of Zhangjiajie , will be open to brave tourists in July 2015.
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 If you have vertigo look away! The world's highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge is set to open in China in July
 If you have vertigo look away! The world’s highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge.
The dizzying walkway is suspended between two cliffs in the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon area with unbeatable views of the national park
The dizzying walkway is suspended between two cliffs in the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon area with unbeatable views of the national park
The skywalk will hover over a nail-biting 980ft drop and can hold a whopping 800 visitors at a time with plans to even hold fashion shows
There are even plans to hold fashion shows along the sky-high pathway, which has unbeatable views of the national park that was the inspiration for the planet Pandora in the movie Avatar.
Israeli architect Haim Dotan was behind the ambitious venture, which will easily dwarf America’s Grand Canyon Skywalk which sits 718ft above ground measuring 68ft long.
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Israeli architect Haim Dotan was behind the ambitious venture, which will easily dwarf America's Grand Canyon Skywalk
The terrifying platform is no quick stroll, stretching a whopping 1410ft above the impressive Hunan province scenery
The terrifying platform is no quick stroll, stretching a whopping 1410ft above the impressive Hunan province scenery
Skyhigh fashion! There are plans to hold fashion shows along the bridge set against the picturesque Zhangjiajie backdrop
Skyhigh fashion! There are plans to hold fashion shows along the bridge set against the picturesque Zhangjiajie backdrop
Visitors will be able to marvel at the stunning Zhangjiajie national park landscape, which boasts over 3,000 sandstone pillars, and was the inspiration for James Cameron's 2009 movie, Avatar
Visitors will be able to marvel at the stunning Zhangjiajie national park landscape, which boasts over 3,000 sandstone pillars, and was the inspiration for James Cameron’s 2009 movie, Avatar
For tourists who catch the adrenaline bug from completing the transparent walkway, there will also be the opportunity to try the world’s highest bungee jump.
This record-breaking bungee will snatch the title from Macau Tower ‘s 764ft-high attraction.
Last month a similarly scary walkway opened in south-west China in Chongqing , which extended 87.5ft from the edge of a cliff.
Visitors are suspended in the air with 2,350ft of valley below their feet, leaving them feel as though they are walking on air.
Located in the Longgang National Geological Park, the bridge has been named Yuanduan, meaning ‘at the end of the clouds’
Located in the Longgang National Geological Park , the bridge has been named Yuanduan, meaning ‘at the end of the clouds’
With jaw-dropping panoramic views from its observation deck, it is the longest cantilever bridge in the world
The park is limiting it to just 30 people at a time to ensure visitors have plenty of room to enjoy the view
The park is limiting viewing to just 30 people at a time to ensure visitors have plenty of room to enjoy the view
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  • de castro  On 07/12/2015 at 4:47 am

    Amazing…..earthquake proof ?…..now will USA go one better !😴

    All this for “tourist” attraction……sorry “glass elephant”…… economic nonsense
    unless a ” toll” per person is in the “pipe line” ….sorry remain “sceptic” as to purpose of such spectacular developments.

    Question
    Will I visit China to view this spectacle ? If answer is no…..will local tourist visit
    to view this spectacle?
    If answer is no it remains a ” glass elephant” …propaganda message !

    Ways I see it. CNN Tower London EYE reinvented.

    Que sera

  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On 07/12/2015 at 1:58 pm

    Crazy. So out of place with the natural environment.

    • Thinker  On 07/13/2015 at 1:51 am

      Are any engineering projects ever NOT out of place with the natural environment? Are any ever truly earthquake proof? Let the Chinese engineers continue the long tradition of showing their prowess to the world. Just as Marco Polo was astonished by it, so we continue to be.

  • Clyde Duncan  On 07/12/2015 at 6:12 pm

    Well, there is one thing a Guyanese could say – “If you want to know how Chief Kai’tuk must have felt going over the famous Kaieteur Falls, one drop 741-feet – go bungee jump off the Macau Tower.”

  • de castro  On 07/13/2015 at 7:10 am

    Chief kai’tuk had a good reason to do so.
    Thrill seekers are long on ‘kicks” short on “risks”….senseless sport.
    Que sera

  • Clyde Duncan  On 07/13/2015 at 7:31 am

    de Castro: This is one of the few times that I agree with you. Our annual PNE – Pacific National Exhibition is a fair that runs throughout the summer until schools open in September. One year, some entrepreneur decided to get a crane and an air bag to the fair – you bungee jump off the top of the crane to the air bag … get the picture? Some adventurist missed the bag and hit the black top. I have not checked lately, but I do not believe you can bungee jump at the Fair any more.

  • de castro  On 07/13/2015 at 9:23 am

    Think the Chinese are long on propaganda short on Ideas in this one…..
    It 😈will become more famous tourist attraction when some lunatic decides
    to exit over bridge…..without “elastic rope attachment. !

  • zhangjiajie  On 01/02/2016 at 9:06 am

    A spectacular area stretching over more than 26,000 ha in China’sHujan Province, the site is
    dominated by more than 3,000narrow sandstone pillars and
    peaks, many over 200 m high. Between the peaks lie ravines and gorges with streams,
    pools and waterfalls, some 40 caves, and two large natural
    bridges. In addition to the striking beauty of the landscape, the region is also noted
    for the fact that it is home too a number of endangered plant and animal species.

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