Oct 1, 2015

1000 ft Long, 600 ft High Suspension Bridge Opens in China. Oh and It’s Made of Glass

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A 300 meter long (984 ft) glass suspension bridge, 180 meters (591 ft) above ground recently opened in Hunan, China’s Shiniuzhai National Geological Park. Dubbed Haohan Qiao or ‘Brave Men’s Bridge’, crossing it will give adventurous visitors an experience they won’t soon forget.

Although originally meant to be made of wood, the designers decided to make the crossing out of extra strong, extra thick glass instead. Another glass bridge is set to open in Hunan later this year in the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon area. When it is complete it will be the world’s highest and longest glass bridge at 430 meters (1411 ft) long and 300 meters (984 ft) high.

[via Arch Daily, CNN, China News]

 

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