This death defying tourist attraction opened in the Henan Province of China in September and guess what, it’s already cracked…
We’ve got glass bottom boats and glass bottom buildings, and now China, land of all that’s weird and wonderful, has unveiled its newest tourist attraction – a 1000 metre high, 68 metre long glass bottom bridge, perched perilously along a cliff edge.
So what could be the worst possible thing to happen to a glass bottom bridge? You guessed it, a big old crack. And that’s exactly what happened on Monday afternoon, after one guy dropped his stainless steel mug on the bridge, causing a pane of glass to shatter and the whole bridge to shake.
Yeah, pretty much the biggest shit your pants moment EVER. This guy pretty much sums up our feelings on the situation:
People were understandably pretty shaken up, with one onlooker taking to Weibo to write ‘I was almost at the end and suddenly I heard a sound. My foot shook a little. I looked down and saw that there was a crack on the floor’.
‘A lot of people started to scream. 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’.
But worry not, as whilst this experience sounds terrifying, apparently the tourists on the bridge were not in any real danger. The mug only smashed the first layer of glass, but there are two further layers underneath this that were not affected, and even if they were, the type of glass used to create the bridge is designed in such a way that even if it shatters, it won’t give way.
Glass bridges are China’s newest play thing, with another 600 foot high, 900 foot long suspension bridge now open to the public. Oh, did we mention this bridge is in the middle of a gorge? Check out this video for pure visual terror.
It only begs us to ask, what will they create next? Glass bottom planes, perhaps?