Construction of a 260 million yuan glass-bottom bridge in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province is expected to be completed by the end of next month and will be opened to visitors in October.
So far, work on the the foundation and some facilities such as the elevator shaft have been finished. Workers are currently installing the cables and the glass surface. Naturally, it looks terrifying.
The bridge, 430 meters long and six meters wide, will be the tallest and highest glass-bottom bridge and the world’s first cable-suspended, cliff-side, transparent skywalk.
Not supported by any steel or concrete, the bridge will be capable of withstanding high winds, earthquakes, frost and the weight of 800 visitors at a time.
Designed by the world-famous Israeli architect Haim Dotan, who was also behind the Israel Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo in 2010, the bridge will include the world’s highest bungee jump platform and strops, and even serve as a stage for various events.
Would you dare to walk it?
By Joyce Ng
[Images via Oriental Daily // ET Today // Jiemian // People’s Daily]