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A new high-altitude glass suspension bridge was opened last week in the Shiniuzhai National Geological Park in the central Hunan province in China. It is certainly not for faint hearted. The first tourists braved to for 180m-high canyon cross. It spans 300-metre canyon in the Park. According to People's Daily Online report, pedestrians were ‘scared to move’ when it opened on Thursday (local time) to the public.
Although the glass bridge, the first of its kind in the world, seems to have a fragile appearance, it is created to resist natural calamities like earthquakes, high-speed winds, frost and the weight of 800 people at once. It provides 600-foot view of the landscape below.
Earlier the bridge was wooden comprising few glass panels. Now the pedestrian infrastructure became the latest piece to hold transparent trend in China. The Shiniuzhai park opened glass musical skywalk earlier in 2015. The glass musical skywalk was actually publicized as an attraction for thrill-seeking hikers. The glass musical skywalk was wrapped around a cliff face. Electronic components were installed in the glass to play musical notes when stepped on.