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China Set To Open World’s Highest And Longest Glass Bridge

Those-brave-enough-will-get-the-chance-to-conquer-the-worlds-longest-and-highest-glass-bridge_optThe wait is finally over as the much awaited glass bridge is set to open to users this weekend. the much heralded “world’s highest and longest” glass-bottomed bridge will open to visitors in central China.
It connects two mountain cliffs in what are known as the Avatar mountains (the film was shot here) in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province.
Completed in December, the 430m-long bridge cost $3.4m (£2.6m) to build and stands 300m above ground, state news agency Xinhua reported. It has been paved with 99 panes of three-layered transparent glass– according to officials, the 6m-wide bridge, designed by Israeli architect Haim Dotan – has already set world records for its architecture and construction.
As to how safe it would be officials have staged high-profile events to try and reassure the public of the bridge’s safety, sent in sledgehammers and even drove a car, filled with passengers, across the bridge earlier this year.



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