The World’s Largest Glass Bottom Bridge Set to Open in China


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THIS HAS BEEN WIDELY REPORTED, but it case you haven’t seen it, it’s fascinating.

While China has been in the news for it’s financial distress, this month it will boast the opening of the world’s largest and longest glass bottom bridge – the first of its kind ever built.

It is located in Zhangjiajie, a scenic national park in the country’s Hunan Province.

The design and construction of the bridge is the brainchild of Israeli architect Haimim Dotan, known world-wide for ecologically-minded designs.

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The bridge is 1410 feel long, 20 feel wide and 984 feet above the ground.  Compare this to the Grand Canyon Skywalk in the United States, which is 69 feet long and 781 feet above the Canyon floor.

The transparent walkway will hold up to 800 people at a time and will be used as a runway for fashion shows.

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View of the national park from the transparent walkway

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