Published On: Sun, Jul 10th, 2016

The world’s highest and longest glass bridge in China designed by Israeli architect Haim Dotan; To open in July

NOW, the operators invited reporters to test its glass panels with a sledgehammer.

Israeli_architect_Haim_Dotan_was_behind_the_ambitious_venture The glass bridge walkway in China will hold 800 people -By  Haim Dotan

 

The Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Bridge, the world’s highest and longest glass bridge, is set to open in Hunan, China, in July. the date of the grand opening is yet to be set, according to the company, as the bridge is currently waiting to pass the safety checks from the Chinese authorities.

To assuage the fears of any tourists who may attempt to walk across the bridge which stands nearly 1, 000 feet off the ground, the operators invited reporters to test its glass panels with a sledgehammer.

BBC reporter Dan Simmons carried out the safety test. He was hitting a glass panel more than a dozen times with a sledgehammer. While the top level of glass was shattered, the panel itself remained intact, even holding 25 people in a single pane, while they jumped on it.

The bridge, which stretches more than 1, 400 feet across two cliffs and can hold 800 people at once, was designed by Israeli architect, prof. Haim Dotan.

 

The glass bridge walkway in China will hold 800 people -By  Haim Dotan

 

The terrifying bridge which already holds 10 world records has A bungee platform at 853 feet high, start running next year. In addition, a 558-foot-long swing is expected to be dangled down from the structure towards the valley.

Once completed the jump will be higher than the record-breaking Macau Tower at 764ft.

This is not the first glass skywalk in China. In Longgang National Geological Park in Chongqing there is glass-bottomed bridge.

The bridge is being touted as the next ‘Wonder of the World’ by Chinese officials.

 

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