Monday, 5 September 2016

World’s Longest And Highest Glass Bridge

the bridge is the longest and highest glass bridge (Pictures: Getty)

A 430-metre-long glass bridge has been constructed across a deep canyon in China's Zhangjiajie National Forest Park.

Designed by architect Haim Dotan, the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge is believed to be the world's longest and tallest glass pedestrian bridge.

"The Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge was designed to be as invisible as possible – a white bridge disappearing into the clouds," said Dotan.

"As the designer of this bridge located in an incredible and magical national park, I believe in nature, harmony, balance and beauty," he added. "Nature is beautiful as is. One wants to make the least impact upon it."

The bridge rests on the edge of two cliffs and is suspended 300 metres above the ground by stay cables.

The bridge is capable of holding up to 800 people at any one time and has already been used as the launch point for the world's highest bungee jump, said the architect.

Already a hugely popular tourist attraction, the bridge will also serve as a venue for private events, including as a runway for fashion shows.

"It will create an experience of being in pure nature while suspended in mid-air, between heaven and earth, like a bird with its wings open wide," said the architect. "I called it Bridge of Courageous Hearts."

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