Zhangjiajie to unveil the world's longest glass bridge this July

By Ryan Kilpatrick, May 21, 2015

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The entire country has been going mental for glass walkways recently. In September last year Hebei's White Stone Mountain installed this terrifying/awesome cliffside path, and then Chongqing built this USD5.5 million walkway inspired by the Grand Canyon Skywalk - only bigger.

In a (seemingly successful) attempt to upstage both of these, Zhangjiajie in Hunan will be unveiling the world's longest glass bridge in July this year.

Glass bridge

Glass bridge

Glass bridge

Glass bridge

Glass bridge

Glass bridge

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430 meters long, six meters wide and 300 meters up from the valley floor, the bridge can carry 800 people without the use of any reinforced concrete.

Zhangjiajie valley chairman Chen Zhidong reassures us that the glass high be "highly thick, highly strong and wear-resistant, making the bridge "secure as a city protected by a wall of metal and a moat of boiling water."

That's pretty damn secure. 

[Images via China Daily]

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