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Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge

China Discovery Tour

Zhangjiajie | China

07 Jan 2020 | Tue

Day 11 of 18

  • Yellow Dragon Cave Zhangjiajie
  • Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge

Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge

A visit to Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge is a must for any tour of China. The bridge, at its opening in 2016, was the world’s longest and highest glass-bottomed bridge. Spanning 1,410 feet (430 meters) and standing nearly 1,000 feet (300 meters) above the canyon floor, the bridge offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Visitors can walk or take a glass-enclosed elevator to the middle of the bridge for an even better view.

Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge

Zhangjiajie Glass footpath is a skywalk bridge in Zhangjiajie, Hunan, above the Wulingyuan area. The bridge, built as an attraction for tourists, is glass-bottomed and is transparent. When it opened it was the longest and tallest glass bottomed bridge in the world. The bridge, opened to the public on August 20, 2016, measures 430 metres (1,410 ft) in total length and 6 metres (20 ft) in width, and is suspended about 300 metres (980 ft) above the ground. The bridge spans the canyon between two mountain cliffs in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in the northwest of Hunan province. It is designed to carry up to 800 visitors at a time. The bridge was designed by Israeli architect Haim Dotan.

To build the bridge, engineers erected four support pillars on the edges of the walls of the canyon. The bridge is made of a metal frame with more than 120 glass panels. Each of these panels is three-layered and is a 5.1-centimetre-thick (2 in) slab of tempered glass. There are three long swings attached to the underside of the bridge. There is also a provision for making a 285-metre (935 ft) bungee jump, considered to be highest bungee jump in the world.

According to the Management Committee of the Bridge, the bridge has set ten world records spanning its design and construction.

The record as longest glass bridge has since passed to a glass bridge in the Hongyagu Scenic Area, Hebei.

– Wikipedia Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge

The Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge is an engineering marvel that is definitely worth a visit. The views from the bridge are stunning, and it is a great way to get a different perspective of the canyon.

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Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge

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