China to build bridges that 'vanish' into the mountainous landscape

China recently built a truly daring glass-bottomed bridge to carry visitors of Zhangjiajie from one mountain peak to another, and it is readying to build additional pedestrian passageways also likely to get hearts racing.

The construction of the very high-up footbridges is planned, and each will be outfitted in a way that makes it appear almost as if it's not there at all.

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A view of a 430-meter-long glass-bottom bridge before a safety test ceremony, in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province, China, June 25, 2016.

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A man strikes a hammer against a 430-meter-long glass-bottom bridge during a safety test ceremony, in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province, China, June 25, 2016. 

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People wait for a safety test ceremony of a 430-meter-long glass-bottom bridge in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province, China, June 25, 2016.

(REUTERS/Jimmy Guan)

An aerial view shows fireworks going off to celebrate the completion of the construction of the steel box girder on a glass bridge as it suspends over a canyon in Zhangjiajie National Park, Hunan province, China, December 3, 2015. The 1411-foot long glass bridge, which was claimed to be the longest and tallest glass-bottom bridge in the world, is scheduled to finish before May of 2016, local media reported.

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A grandmother takes a picture of her grandson on the glass-floor suspension bridge in Zhangjiajie in south China's Hunan province on October 14, 2016 in Zhangjiajie, China. The 430-meter-long bridge, featuring 99 pieces of five-centimeter-thick reinforced glass as its floor, spans some 300 meter above the bottom of the Karst valley in the scenic zone. It is both the longest and the highest glass bridge in the world.

(Photo by Wang He/Getty Images)

Tourists visit the model of glass-floor suspension bridge in Zhangjiajie in south China's Hunan province on October 14, 2016 in Zhangjiajie, China. The 430-meter-long bridge, featuring 99 pieces of five-centimeter-thick reinforced glass as its floor, spans some 300 meter above the bottom of the Karst valley in the scenic zone. It is both the longest and the highest glass bridge in the world.

(Photo by Wang He/Getty Images)

Tourists walk on the glass-floor suspension bridge in Zhangjiajie in south China's Hunan province on October 14, 2016 in Zhangjiajie, China. The 430-meter-long bridge, featuring 99 pieces of five-centimeter-thick reinforced glass as its floor, spans some 300 meter above the bottom of the Karst valley in the scenic zone. It is both the longest and the highest glass bridge in the world.

(Photo by Wang He/Getty Images)

An aerial view shows workers celebrating the completion of the construction of the steel box girder on a glass bridge as it is suspended over a canyon in Zhangjiajie National Park, Hunan province, China, December 3, 2015. The 1411-foot-long glass bridge, which was claimed to be the longest and tallest glass-bottom bridge in the world, is scheduled to finish before May of 2016, local media reported.

(REUTERS/Stringer)

A women poses for a picture on the glass-floor suspension bridge in Zhangjiajie in south China's Hunan province on October 14, 2016 in Zhangjiajie, China. The 430-meter-long bridge, featuring 99 pieces of five-centimeter-thick reinforced glass as its floor, spans some 300 meter above the bottom of the Karst valley in the scenic zone. It is both the longest and the highest glass bridge in the world.

(Photo by Wang He/Getty Images)

A women takes a picture side of glass-floor suspension bridge in Zhangjiajie in south China's Hunan province on October 14, 2016 in Zhangjiajie, China. The 430-meter-long bridge, featuring 99 pieces of five-centimeter-thick reinforced glass as its floor, spans some 300 meter above the bottom of the Karst valley in the scenic zone. It is both the longest and the highest glass bridge in the world.

(Photo by Wang He/Getty Images)

A women poses for a picture on the glass-floor suspension bridge in Zhangjiajie in south China's Hunan province on October 14, 2016 in Zhangjiajie, China. The 430-meter-long bridge, featuring 99 pieces of five-centimeter-thick reinforced glass as its floor, spans some 300 meter above the bottom of the Karst valley in the scenic zone. It is both the longest and the highest glass bridge in the world.

(Photo by Wang He/Getty Images)

Tourists walk on the glass-floor suspension bridge in Zhangjiajie in south China's Hunan province on October 14, 2016 in Zhangjiajie, China. The 430-meter-long bridge, featuring 99 pieces of five-centimeter-thick reinforced glass as its floor, spans some 300 meter above the bottom of the Karst valley in the scenic zone. It is both the longest and the highest glass bridge in the world.

(Photo by Wang He/Getty Images)

Woman lay down posing for a picture on the glass-floor suspension bridge in Zhangjiajie in south China's Hunan province on October 14, 2016 in Zhangjiajie, China. The 430-meter-long bridge, featuring 99 pieces of five-centimeter-thick reinforced glass as its floor, spans some 300 meter above the bottom of the Karst valley in the scenic zone. It is both the longest and the highest glass bridge in the world.

(Photo by Wang He/Getty Images)

Tourists walk on the glass-floor suspension bridge in Zhangjiajie in south China's Hunan province on October 14, 2016 in Zhangjiajie, China. The 430-meter-long bridge, featuring 99 pieces of five-centimeter-thick reinforced glass as its floor, spans some 300 meter above the bottom of the Karst valley in the scenic zone. It is both the longest and the highest glass bridge in the world.

(Photo by Wang He/Getty Images)

A man takes a picture on the glass-floor suspension bridge in Zhangjiajie in south China's Hunan province on October 14, 2016 in Zhangjiajie, China. The 430-meter-long bridge, featuring 99 pieces of five-centimeter-thick reinforced glass as its floor, spans some 300 meter above the bottom of the Karst valley in the scenic zone. It is both the longest and the highest glass bridge in the world.

(Photo by Wang He/Getty Images)

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Designed by Martin Duplantier Architects, the peak-to-peak transit routes will be covered with highly reflective stainless steel, lending the impression of an unobstructed mountaintop vista.

Further pushing that perception is a walking surface made of black stone.

Unique features are planned as well, including an opening that allows views of the ground far, far below and a mechanism that creates the effect of passing through cloud cover.

In addition to the bridges, the plan includes a trio of pavilions situated at different points throughout the mountains.

They will provide eateries, scenic overlooks, and temporary lodging.

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