This Glass Bridge in China Is Officially the Longest One in the World

Is This Glass Bridge in China Dreamy or Absolutely Terrifying?

Are you brave enough to cross the longest glass bridge in the world?

Depending on your tolerance for heights, this newly built glass bridge in Southern China will either make you feel excited or terrified. Maybe a little bit of both?

Spanning a length of 526.14m, the Glass Bridge in the Huangchuan Three Gorges Scenic Area has officially broken the Guinness World Record for the longest glass-bottomed bridge in the world. Suspended by cables, the bridge crosses the Lianjiang River in Lianzhou, Guangdong Province

Also read: 10 Famous Bridges in the World You Need to Cross

Designed by the Chinese studio Architectural Design & Research Institute of Zhejiang University (UAD), the Glass Bridge features two vibrant red towers at both ends. Furthermore, it’s large enough to accommodate up to 500 people at a time. 

Like a “transparent corridor in the air,” the bridge in Southern China contains a deck made of three layers of thick, tempered laminated glass. Stepping onto the bridge, you can behold the magnificent scenery of the area; at least, if you’re brave enough to look down! The glass of the bridge is ultra-clear with crystal-like transparency, giving visitors a sweeping view of the river below. 

So, is this Glass Bridge in China thrilling or vertigo-inducing? We’ll leave the verdict up to you with this video: 

 

After the world recovers from COVID-19, will this glass-bottomed bridge be part of your post-pandemic bucket list?


All images are screencaps sourced from YouTube.

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