Amid virus outbreaks and catastrophic floods, the world keeps on turning and China keeps on building newer and longer glass-bottomed bridges.
The latest scenic bridge to be opened is located outside the city of Qingyuan in Guangdong province, spanning the Huangchuan Three Gorges. At 526 meters in length, it now claims the title of being the world’s longest glass-bottomed bridge.
Built over a period of three years and at a cost of 300 million yuan ($43 million), the scenic spot still had to drive some cars over the bridge to assure visitors that it would not collapse.
China’s fascination with glass bridges hit full-force about five years. Now, there are around 2,300 of these bridges across the country.