Tourists attempt to cross China’s first glass-bottomed bridge (Photos)

Tourists attempt to cross China’s first glass-bottomed bridge (Photos)

Written by Staff Writer

01 Oct, 2015 | 9:48 am

This tourist attraction is not for the faint of the heart.

China has opened a glass-bottomed bridge hovering 590 feet above the valley floor in Pingjiang county in Hunan province.

Believed to be the world’s first fully-transparent glass drawbridge, it was originally made out of wood. But in a bid to introduce a more thrilling experience for tourists, the floor of the bridge was changed to a glass surface.

Take a look at how an 11-member team re-constructed this terrifying bridge:

Stretching almost 1,000 feet 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.

China also has plans for another glass-bottomed suspension bridge in the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon area, about 185 northwest of Shiniuzhai.

When completed, it will be the world’s highest and longest glass bridge at over 1,400 feet long and 985 feet high.

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