Glass-bottom bridge cracks under tourists
Being suspended thousands of feet in the air is reason enough to be scared. Being suspended thousands of feet in the air by a glass bridge that's cracking under your feet is enough to never leave the ground again.
China's first U-shaped glass bridge hangs more than 3,500 feet above the valley at Yuntai Mountain and it's quite an attraction. But on Monday tourists were nothing short of terrified after a glass pane suddenly shattered.
Visitor Lee Dong Hai posted pictures on social media of what she claims are the cracks in the glass.
Apparently someone dropped a stainless steel water bottle on the walkway, causing it to break.
Check out a terrifying video of how high the bridge is:
Hai wrote, "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."
More people react on social media:
The walkway became open to the public on September 20 — barely two weeks before the incident.
A spokesperson for the Yuntai Mountain tourism bureau told People's Daily Online that only one of the three layers of glass broke, so the tourists were not in any danger.
Personally, I wouldn't trust that statement any more than I trust a glass bridge.
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