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World’s Longest, Highest Glass-Bottom Bridge Under Construction in China

posted: 01/29/16
by: Danny Clemens
Glass Suspension Bridge Under Construction In Zhangjiajie
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It's said that they do everything bigger in Texas, but China is certainly leading the pack as far as glass bridges are concerned.

A glass suspension bridge, set to be the world's longest and highest, is slated to open in China's southeastern Hunan province later this year -- and a group of extremely brave souls has begun the heart-stopping task of installing the bridge's glass panels, CNN reports.

See Also: China's Latest Glass-Bottomed Bridge Isn't for the Faint of Heart

The brainchild of Isreali architect Haim Dotan, the bridge spans 1,410 feet and sits nearly 1,000 feet over Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon. It will come fully equipped with a bungee jumping rig (also the world's highest) and is also designed to serve as a runway for fashion shows.

Up to 800 adrenaline junkies will be able to stand on the bridge at any given time.

Here's hoping that this bridge fares better than China's Yuntaishan walkway, which cracked last year after an unlucky tourist dropped a steel travel mug onto its see-through bottom.

H/T China People's Daily

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