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World’s ‘Longest and Highest’ Glass-Bottomed Bridge Opens in China | KRVN Radio

World’s ‘Longest and Highest’ Glass-Bottomed Bridge Opens in China

FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images
FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images

(ZHANGJIAJIE, China) — What’s said to be the world’s highest and longest glass bridge officially opened in China this weekend.

The 300-foot-high bridge, completed in December, connects two mountain peaks in the Avatar mountains in Zhangjiajie.

But how safe is it?

Earlier this year, developers allowed visitors to test the strength of the glass-bottomed bridge by smashing the glass panels with a sledgehammer. An SUV filled with people that drove across the bridge was also not enough for the glass to break.

A maximum of 8,000 visitors are allowed on the bridge each day, officials said according to BBC.

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