World's Highest Glass Skywalk Gets Off the Ground Explore in China - Attractions

Construction of the world's longest and highest glass-bottomed bridge has now been completed in Zhangjiajie, central China's Hunan province.

Daredevil workers today joined the last set of steel decks linking the 430 meters skywalk that hangs 300 meters above the ground, reports The People's Daily Online. 

The bridge at Tianmenshan National Forest Park, which cost approximately one year and 26 million Yuan (£2.6 million) to build, beats the walkway above the Grand Canyon in Arizona, which sits at a mere 720ft (220 meters) high. -

 At 430 meters long and 300 meters above the canyon floor, the glass-floored bridge will be both the longest and highest of its kind in the world. It is set to open in May. The stunning mountain scenery of the already famous tourist destination is known to movie fans as the inspiration for the magical "floating peaks" in Avatar. - china daily

Below photos taken on Jan 27, 2016 shown Chinese workers install the first glass panel in a skywalk spanning the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon in Zhangjiajie city, central China's Hunan province. [Photos/IC]







Spectacular: An aerial view of the glass-bottom bridge with steel beams completed at Tianmenshan National Forest Park in Zhangjiajie


Security: A number of giant glass balls are placed on the deck to restrain any vibration on the bridge, each weighing around 62 stone


The terrifying structure is designed by Israeli Haim Dotan. Pictured is the bridge before the last set of steel decks were joined

Below Photos taken on Jan. 27, 2016 shown the glass bridge across the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon under construction in Zhangjiajie, central China's Hunan Province. [Photos: Xinhua/Long Hongtao]

Laborers lay glass deck on the glass bridge across the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon in Zhangjiajie, central China's Hunan Province, Jan. 27, 2016. The bridge is 430 meters long, six meters wide and 300 meters above the valley. It is capable of holding 800 people at once and is expected to be opened to tourists in the first half of this year. - crienglish









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