A new glass suspension bridge recently opened in Shiniuizhai National Geological Park, China. The bridge is 980 feet long and sits at a height of 600 feet. The glass-bottomed bridge, named the Haohan Qiao Bridge, or Brave Men’s Bridge in English, is already bringing tourists to their knees.
The bridge is constructed of glass that is 25 times stronger than normal glass. It is reinforced with its steel frame. While the bridge is perfectly safe according to the designer, it can make your stomach drop in fear and your palms sweat.
Just recently, at another Chinese glass walkway, tourists got quite a scare when the top pane of a triple pane of glass broke underneath them. Park officials at the Yuntai Mountain Scenic Park claimed that the crack did not compromise the safety of the walkway, but it did send thrill-seekers running to the safe haven of solid ground.
The Haohan Qiao Bridge was originally made of wood. In 2014 a section of the bridge was replaced with glass. The suspension bridge was transformed to a completely glass structure earlier this year, the first of its kind in China.
Another glass suspension bridge will be coming soon to the Hunan Province. The bridge, which is set to open at Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, will be even longer and higher than the Haohan Qiao Bridge. Thrill seeking visitors will soon have their pick of terrifying glass-bottomed bridge excursions.
Check out images of the bridge here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/china-glass-bottom-bridge-haohan-qiao_560befa7e4b0768126fff2d2
China’s National Day is celebrated every October 1st, the founding day of the People’s Republic of China. The holiday includes a week long break known as the “Golden Week” during which many Chinese people travel. Festivities include military reviews and parades, along with flag raising ceremonies, and fireworks displays. This is also a good time to shop as many stores offer discounts during the holiday. For more on the history of National Day and it’s celebrations visit: