Opened glass bridge 182 meters above ground

 
Opened glass bridge 182 meters above ground
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China opened an attraction you need a strong stomach to handle.

The newly completed structure, a glass bridge, is 182 meters above the river valley below, and stretches between two cliffs in the geological park Shiniuzhai in the Hunan Province in southeast China.

The 300-meter long bridge is currently the longest structure of its kind, according to The Independent.

Haohan Qiao, or "The courageous men's bridge'', is the latest in a string of similar glass bottomed attractions in China, and in the world at large, writes CNN.

Although it may seem daunting at first glance, the bridge engineers in the Shiniuzhai Park say it is completely safe to walk on.

Each of the glass plates is 24 millimeters thick, and 25 times stronger than ordinary glass.

Haohan Qiao was originally a wooden bridge before the park experimented with replacing a small portion of it with glass in 2014.

Today the entire bridge has been rebuilt, and it is China's first suspension bridge in glass.

11 engineers spent several months to replace all the wood with glass.

Later this year, perhaps as early as October, another construction of the same kind opens in the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon area, about 300 kilometers northwest of Shiniuzhai.

When completed, the Zhangjiajie construction will be the world's highest and longest glass bridge, 380 meters long, 300 meters above the ground, reports the BBC.

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