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World’s Longest, Highest Glass Bridge To Open In China This July

World’s Longest, Highest Glass Bridge To Open In China This July
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Hunan Province, China Viktor Lövgren / Flickr CC BY 2.0

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World’s Longest, Highest Glass Bridge To Open In China This July

The Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon skywalk in China is set to create the record for being the world’s longest and highest glass-bottomed bridge.

Slated to open to the public in July, it stretches 1,410 feet (0.27 miles) in length and 19 feet in width, standing at a height of 984 feet. The footbridge spans between two cliffs in the national park of Zhangjiajie.

The bridge is capable of holding up to 800 people.

According to CNN, the massiveness of the structure leaves behind what was the tallest glass-bottomed structure until now. Canada’s Glacier Skywalk in Alberta, which opened last year and extends 115 feet from the cliff while standing at a height of 300 meters, has slid to the second spot.

On the other hand, Grand Canyon Skywalk in the United States is merely 69 feet in length and hovers 219 feet above the canyon floor.

Israeli architect Haim Dotan is the designer of the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon skywalk. Dotan is also known for the Expo 2010 Shanghai’s Israel Pavilion.

According to Daily Mail, the skywalk will also host fashion shows.

The world’s highest glass bridge offers spectacular views of the national park, which was the inspiration for the Planet Pandora in the movie “Avatar.” The bridge will also give its visitors an opportunity to experience the world’s highest bungee jump, beating the previous record set by Macau Tower’s colossal height of 764 feet.

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