Pictures of an extremely high and sort of terrifying pedestrian bridge in Chongqing blew up on Sina Weibo over the weekend. The bridge is about 40 meters above ground and 30 meter long, and it links the 13th floor of a building with the street below, Tencent News reports.
A neighboring resident surnamed Wang said that many people in the building use the bridge when going to work. “You can take the elevator to the 13th floor and use the bridge to get to Xinhua Road directly. It’s faster to get to Jie Fang Bei (the city center area),” said Wang.
Filled with mountains and rivers, Chongqing is known as China’s City of Bridges and is also a perfect ground for bridge designers, China Daily reported.
That probably explains why post people who live in Chongqing aren’t really fazed by the bridge.
XW这个微博名取什么好唉, a nitizen in Chongqing, welcomed travelers coming to the city, saying: “Please come! Chongqing is a magical city!”
“I don’t think this is strange. I’m used to seeing it,” user 沉睡的大禹菌 said.
The city has actually hosted quite a few pioneering designs, including the “magical” railway that passes right through buildings and the first mobile phone-only sidewalk aimed at smartphone addicts in China.
By Dina Li