The longest glass suspension bridge connecting two mountain peaks in Zhangjiajie Nature Reserve National Park, Hunan Province, has been opened in China. The bridge is called Qiao – translated means “Bridge of brave people”.
The glass bridge is 275.5 meters long, 2 meters wide, and 181 meters high above the chasm.
Initially, it was an ordinary bridge with a wooden covering, in 2014 the management of the national park decided to make one of the sections glass, the effect was stunning. They decided to make the decking of the bridge completely out of glass.
For this, it was necessary to significantly strengthen the supporting structures, glass is much heavier than wood. Also, for safety, special nets were laid under the bridge, which catch, if the glass breaks, visitors to the bridge will not fall into the abyss, but hang in the net.
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Bird’s eye view of the bridge
Builders change the wooden sections to glass ones, the builder stands on the catching cables.
The gorge in Zhangjiajie National Park is 181 meters
The bridge is in the fog, although you cannot see the bottom of the gorge, but the walk will be unforgettable.
This is what the bridge looks like from below. Four cables hold the glass sheets.
Not everyone likes to walk on the bridge, some people are nervous.
A panoramic view of the bridge, you can see the edges of the gorge behind which the ends of the bridge are fixed
The entire national park is in the palm of your hand.
The view from below, if it were not for the ropes, it would seem that people are flying.
One of the most popular places for selfies.
They are allowed on the bridge in special covers so as not to reduce the transparency of the glass.
If you are in China, in the province of Hunan, be sure to take a photo on this bridge.