The glass-bottomed bridge, known as Hero’s bridge, was formerly a wooden walkway. In an effort to draw more tourism to the park, a team of 11 workers worked from 7 in the morning to 7 at night to swap the wood floor planks with 24-millimeter-thick glass. One worker told China News: “If we were lucky we’d be able to install around 10 glass panels a day.”
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Reinforced by steel and flanked by metal railings, the double-layered glass panels are resistant to warping and high impact, and can handle the force of visitors jumping on the bridge. The glass-bottomed bridge was completed earlier this month just in time for China’s national holiday Golden Week. However, Shinuizhai’s spectacular bridge won’t hold its world record title for long—another bridge, also in Hunan, is set to be the world’s longest and highest glass-bottomed bridge at 430 meters long with a 300-meter drop once complete.
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