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The longest 600-feet-high glass bridge for thrill-seeking tourists!

Geography Story: The longest 600-feet-high glass bridge for thrill-seeking tourists!

This scary bridge was built in the Chinese province of Hunan between two edges of a deep canyon. Tourists have already nicknamed it "Hero Bridge": one can be called a real hero if he/she has the heart to walk the whole way from one side to the other.


The construction is the longest suspension glass-bottomed bridge with the length about 984 ft! The bridge is said to wobble a bit because of the strong wind, so if you are one of those who seek for adrenaline buzz, you should certainly go there!


At first it was a suspension bridge with ordinary wooden bottom located in the national geopark Shibiuzhai, but even then it was rather thrilling. To attract more visitors, it was decided to eventually change the wooden bottom into glass panes. A group of 11 engineers worked several months in order to complete the reconstruction.


The construction seems very fragile, but experts claim it is absolutely safe: the thickness of the high-impact glass is 24 mm.


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21 Comments
Danny More
Danny More
WOW! Love to take a walk on it...Cool..
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Sep 30, 2015 9:27PM
Vasily Tchaikovsky
Vasily Tchaikovsky
china is good and special
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Sep 30, 2015 9:45PM
Deb Ahlbaum
Deb Ahlbaum
Not me. No way.
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Sep 30, 2015 9:59PM
Eveline Tomlinson
Eveline Tomlinson
Man does fantastic things. Crazy fantastic.
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Sep 30, 2015 10:06PM
Patricia Thomas
I won't be taking a walk on that bridge anytime soon!!!!
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Sep 30, 2015 10:51PM
Rodney Beattie
Rodney Beattie
i would walk the bridge when i am nearly drunk, that way i wouldn't feel pain when i hit bottom
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Oct 1, 2015 12:51AM
Stan S.K Honorah
Holly cow !!! This is crazy !!
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Oct 1, 2015 2:17AM
nsprabhala
ALREADY GOT GOOSE PIMPLES!
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Oct 1, 2015 7:10AM
nsprabhala
ALREADY GOT GOOSE PIMPLES!
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Oct 1, 2015 7:11AM
Herman Mittelholzer
Herman Mittelholzer
I'd be happy to walk this bridge, but give a thought or two for the bridge maintenence crew. Apparently the glass needs to be cleaned regularly. Not the top-side, but the under-side. Anyone here want to have that job?
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Oct 1, 2015 3:44PM
Ruby Evelyn Senior
Kool, but I 'll pass.
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Oct 1, 2015 11:47PM
Belgasem Goma
wonderful
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Oct 2, 2015 7:21AM
Terry Roop
Terry Roop
Just reading about it makes me feel scared
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Oct 2, 2015 11:52AM
Eric D. Nelson
Eric D. Nelson
no!
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Oct 13, 2015 12:26PM
Debra Cofer
Debra Cofer
I think it's awesome but scary to
0
Oct 30, 2015 5:51PM

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