China builds world’s longest and highest glass-bottom bridge

A national park in China is to become home to the world’s tallest and longest glass pedestrian bridge.

The 6 m wide bridge, featuring a transparent 5-cm-thick safety glass floor, stretches 430 meters across a breath-taking canyon in Zhangjiajie National Park. It is 300 metres above the canyon floor.

“The Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge was designed to be invisible as possible—a white bridge disappearing into the clouds,” says Haim Dotan, the project’s architect and designer.

The bridge’s structure comprises two side steel beams, a glass deck, handrails, and side suspension cables. Engineers say the bridge will be able to withstand the weight of up to 800 people at once and wind gusts of up to 100 mph.

Construction should be completed soon, but the bridge won’t officially open to the public until October. Thrillseekers can look forward to the bridge’s bungee jumping spot.