New glass bridge in China is not for the faint of heart

New Glass Bridge In China Is Not For The Faint Of Heart
New Glass Bridge In China Is Not For The Faint Of Heart

A record-breaking bridge is finally expected to open in several weeks, reports Inhabitat.

According to CNET, the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge, located in the Hunan province of China, was initially slated for a public launch in May, but heavy rains and other delays pushed the date to June or July.

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That said, Joe Chen, one of the executives overseeing the project, is quoted as saying that "the bridge is 99 percent complete."

CNN is reporting that, once finished, it will be "the world's longest and highest glass-bottom bridge."

As many as 800 visitors will be able to look down at the floor of the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, which lies around 984 feet below.

In addition to walking across the nearly 20-foot wide, 1,410-foot long expanse, people can also bungee jump off a platform, notes CNET.

A formal grand opening ceremony is being planned for January 2017, though the bridge will open sooner because, according to Chen, "the tourists couldn't wait any longer."

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