mardi 16 juin 2015

Engineering Marvel - China Set To Open World's Longest And Highest Glass-Bottom Bridge


China Set To Open

 

World's Longest And Highest Glass-Bottom Bridge

A bridge too far? China set to open the most terrifying walkway in the world, stretching a quarter-of-a-mile across a canyon at a dizzying height of 980ft... and it's made of GLASS

  • The Zhangjiajie skywalk is set to open in July hovering over a 980ft drop
If you are terrified of heights you would be advised to stay well away from China's latest attraction.
The Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon skywalk will hover over a nail-biting 980ft drop and is set to smash records to be the world's longest and highest glass-bottomed bridge.
The dizzying footbridge, which spans between two cliffs in the national park of Zhangjiajie, will be open to brave tourists in July.
If you have vertigo look away! The world's highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge is set to open in China in July
If you have vertigo look away! The world's highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge is set to open in China in July
The dizzying walkway is suspended between two cliffs in the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon area with unbeatable views of the national park
The dizzying walkway is suspended between two cliffs in the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon area with unbeatable views of the national park
The skywalk will hover over a nail-biting 980ft drop and can hold a whopping 800 visitors at a time with plans to even hold fashion shows
There are even plans to hold fashions shows along the sky-high pathway, which has unbeatable views of the national park that was the inspiration for the planet Pandora in the movie Avatar.
Israeli architect Haim Dotan was behind the ambitious venture, which will easily dwarf America's Grand Canyon Skywalk which sits 718ft above ground measuring 68ft long.
Israeli architect Haim Dotan was behind the ambitious venture, which will easily dwarf America's Grand Canyon Skywalk
Israeli architect Haim Dotan was behind the ambitious venture, which will easily dwarf America's Grand Canyon Skywalk
The terrifying platform is no quick stroll, stretching a whopping 1410ft above the impressive Hunan province scenery
The terrifying platform is no quick stroll, stretching a whopping 1410ft above the impressive Hunan province scenery
Skyhigh fashion! There are plans to hold fashion shows along the bridge set against the picturesque Zhangjiajie backdrop
Skyhigh fashion! There are plans to hold fashion shows along the bridge set against the picturesque Zhangjiajie backdrop
Visitors will be able to marvel at the stunning Zhangjiajie national park landscape, which boasts over 3,000 sandstone pillars, and was the inspiration for James Cameron's 2009 movie, Avatar
Visitors will be able to marvel at the stunning Zhangjiajie national park landscape, which boasts over 3,000 sandstone pillars, and was the inspiration for James Cameron's 2009 movie, Avatar
For tourists who catch the adrenaline bug from completing the transparent walkway, there will also be the opportunity to try the world's highest bungee jump.
This record-breaking bungee will snatch the title from Macau Tower's 764ft-high attraction.
Last month a similarly scary walkway opened in south-west China in Chongqing, which extended 87.5ft from the edge of a cliff.
Visitors are suspended in the air with 2,350ft of valley below their feet, leaving them feel as though they are walking on air. 
Located in the Longgang National Geological Park, the bridge has been named Yuanduan, meaning ‘at the end of the clouds’
Located in the Longgang National Geological Park, the bridge has been named Yuanduan, meaning ‘at the
end of the clouds’
With jaw-dropping panoramic views from its observation deck, it is the longest cantilever bridge in the world
The park is limiting it to just 30 people at a time to ensure visitors have plenty of room to enjoy the view
The park is limiting it to just 30 people at a time to ensure visitors have plenty of room to enjoy the view
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