China’s Giant Glass Bridge Hit With Sledgehammer
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[China’s Giant Glass Bridge Hit With Sledgehammer]
Would you feel safe on this glass floor bridge?
In July, the world’s highest glass-bottomed bridge is set to open to the public in Central China.
It will span 430 metres and hold up to 800 people over the Zhangziazie Grand Canyon.
But last September, tourists on a different glass walkway in China panicked when a panel smashed.
A visitor had dropped a mug. The walkway had to be closed for repairs.
BBC Click’s Dan Simmons was invited to break through one of the panels of the new bridge.
This is how they are going to assuage people’s fears of glass bridges.
Here it goes!
And it looks like you can see the top glass has shattered here. And the bridge’s president is with me so he seems to be reasonably confident. Should I take another go?
We’re going to have another go. OK.
OK. I think I’m done. We’re pretty good. And you can see there’s some splintered glass on the top here.
The first strike shattered the top layer, but the lower two layers stayed intact after a dozen blows.
And do you know what? I think this might be safe.
The bridge’s owners say in their own tests 25 people were able to jump on one panel in which all three layers were cracked without it breaking through.
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