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[*] Post 504307 posted on 20-8-2016 at 16:01 Reply With Quote
China Opens World'S Highest And Longest Glass (Bottomed) Bridge



China Opens World'S Highest And Longest Glass (Bottomed) Bridge

The much-heralded "world's highest and longest" glass-bottomed bridge has opened to visitors in central China.

It connects two mountain cliffs in what are known as the Avatar mountains in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province.

Completed in December, the 430m-long bridge cost $3.4m (£2.6m) to build and stands 300m above ground, state news agency Xinhua reported.

It has been paved with 99 panes of three-layered transparent glass.

And according to officials, the 6m-wide bridge - designed by Israeli architect Haim Dotan - has already set world records for its architecture and construction.

But officials have staged high-profile events to try and reassure the public of the bridge's safety.

Officials sent in sledgehammers and even drove a car, filled with passengers, across the bridge earlier this year.

The BBC's Dan Simmons was invited to take a bash at the bridge (pix attached).

Me here: if you've always wondered just how 'susceptible' you are to acrophobia, it would seem to me this is just the place to see if you are.

There were several very interesting photos embedded in this article (BBC) for anyone who would like a more detailed look- see (and probably YouTube videos as well).

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[*] Post 504308 posted on 20-8-2016 at 17:31 Reply With Quote


I read that earlier. I had a bad experience in a glass elevator on the outside of a hotel in Benidorm so personally a glass bridge wouldn't be appealing.
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[*] Post 504314 posted on 21-8-2016 at 04:53 Reply With Quote


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