Just a few months after the glass-bottomed bridge in the Yuntai Mountain Geological Park cracked, throwing visitors into a panic, China is getting ready to open yet another one of these knee-rattling structures. Works are well underway on the world’s longest and highest glass-bottom bridge located in China’s Hunan province, set to open next May.
The Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge is a 1410-foot-long, 19-foot-wide structure hovering over a 984-foot vertical drop. Israeli architect Haim Dotan designed the glass-bottomed bridge, which will also have the world’s highest bungee jump. It will connect the two sides of the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, holding up to 800 people at a time, and act as a fashion runway bound to present an additional challenge to models wearing physics-defying footwear.
The bridge will provide views of the stunning scenery of the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park over the top and sides, as well as through the bottom. This extreme piece of engineering aspires to become a “Wonder of the World” and continues the Chinese trend of delivering unique architecture that tests the limits of human ingenuity.