Have You Seen This? The world's longest glass-bottom bridge
Posted July 7
Updated July 8
CHINA — Today's video is going to inspire a few varied reactions from those who watch it.
It might get a big, "No, no thank you," "Oooh! That's incredible!" or even a "WHY WOULD ANYBODY DO THAT!"
Safe to say, if heights aren't your thing, you're probably not going to want to take a stroll down a bridge spanning the Zhangjiajie mountains in China, more than 300 meters high.
The suspension bridge crosses the Sancha River 850 feet in the air and is just over 1,400 feet from one side of the canyon to the other. Videos of people crossing the bridge are making the rounds on the internet, if only to give those who may be several thousand miles away that good ol' nauseated feeling.
The bridge was designed to hold up to 800 people at a time, though it had to close down less than two weeks after it opened because it received overwhelming foot traffic. Gulp.
The engineers seem pretty confident in the structure's sturdiness, seeing as how they invited pedestrians to use a sledgehammer to crack the glass on which they stood. Double gulp. Apparently, each of the glass panels is made up of three, two-inch thick layers so that if one cracks, the other will hold up.
China has a few glass-bottomed features, like a glass walkway in Tianmenshan, which is equally terrifying and panic inducing for those with severe fear of heights.
Would you traverse this glass bridge? Let us know in the comments!