Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge, China
If heights aren’t your jam, look away now! The world’s biggest glass bridge has just been opened in China. Soaring 1,000 feet above the ground, The Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge spans 1,400 feet, connecting two cliffs in the Zhangjiajie National Park.
Costing approximately £30 million, the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge was opened up to members of the public last week. It’s located in the Zhangjiajie National Park and along with being the longest, it’s also the highest glass bridge to ever be erected.
As well as obviously being able to walk across it with views of 1,000 feet below your feet, for the thrill seekers out there the 6 metre-wide bridge also features a bungee jump platform, which incidentally is another record it holds.
Naturally, the safety of the glass floor is something that many are worried about, especially when you consider that a mammoth 800 people will be able to walk across it at a time. But in order to assure the public, they’ve taken a sledgehammer to it to prove it’s capable of the load, and to further illustrate the point, park officials even drove an SUV across it.
Another use for the Zhangjiajie Bridge is it can used as an event space for things such as a runway for fashion shows and yoga sessions, both of which have genuinely taken place in other glass bridges in the country.
The Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge started a trial operation last week with more than 8,000 visitors tested it out. Admission in future will cost £16, in addition to the £13.50 charge to visit the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Scenic Area.