Well that didn’t take long. A glass-bottomed bridge in China, suspended 3,543 feet above the ground, cracked on Monday afternoon. While visitors were walking on it. Mashable reports that Lee Dong Hai posted about his experience on the social media site Weibo: “I was almost at the end and suddenly I heard a sound,” he wrote. “My foot shook a little. I looked down and I saw that there was a crack in the floor.”
“A lot of people started to scream,” Hai wrote, according to Mashable. “I screamed out, ‘It cracked! It really cracked!’ and then I pushed the people in front of me so that we could run out of the way.”
Located in the Yuntai Mountain Geological Park in Henan Province, the bridge opened just over two weeks ago on 20 September, 2015. The U-shaped bridge is 223-feet long and was designed to carry 800 kilograms per square meter.
A spokesperson from the Yuntai Mountain tourism bureau told People’s Daily Online that a section of the bridge cracked because someone dropped a stainless steel thermos on it. But, the spokesperson added, only one of three glass layers was cracked and therefore nobody was in danger.
Suffice to say we will not be visiting this particular tourist attraction, which is closed until further notice.
Lead image via Lee Dong Hai / WEIBO