Passing over a deep valley can be terrifying enough if you’re scared of heights. But a new bridge across China’s Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon will take that fear or you can say thrill to another scale with a glass walkway, which is 980 feet above the canyon height.
The walkway is anticipated to open for public later in this summer, but that won’t be the finish of the construction project till June 2017, adventure lovers will also able to dangle from the overpass on 3 massive swings or bungee jump off of the side.
Deputy General Manager of the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Tourism Management Co. Joe Chen said to Tech Insider that technical report about the swings aren’t available yet, but local reports that the highest could be around 500 feet in scale. That would make it the longest swing in Asia.
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The project will reach a number of other records when it opens: It will be the world’s highest and longest glass walkway, it’s roughly 1,245 feet. According to Haim Dotan Architects, who planned the bridge, the bungee jump will also be the world’s highest,
Up to 800 people will be able to walk on the clear glass panelling at a time, and the bridge is also anticipated to platform as a runway for fashion events.
This isn’t China’s 1st glass bridge because 2 others walkways have opened in 2015. In the Hunan province’s Shiniuzhai National Geologic Park, The Brave Man’s Bridge is the longest glass-bottom suspension bridge and sits 590 feet above the floor and a glass bridge constructed into the side of Yuntai Hill in the Henan province is 3,500 feet above in particular spots.
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But in October 2015, the Yuntai Bridge was temporarily shut down after many cracks were found in one layer of the glass.
The Zhangjiajie Bridge was originally slated to open in May, but its debut has been postponed to avoid the same situation. According to Chen, the architectural marvel has earned so much international attention that the local Chinese government chose to complete a more series of ‘full inspections and investigations’ to examine its safety.
For peoples whose heart-rate rises at the very thought of passing a bridge like this, a short pause seems worth it to assure the glass is solid and stable.