Located in south-central China, the record-breaking Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge measures 1,410 feet long and stands 984 feet above the ground.
Built by Tel Aviv–based architect Haim Dotan, the glass-bottom bridge was designed to hold up to 800 people at once, and up to 8,000 visitors per day. It offers a way to enjoy a panoramic view of the stunning Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon — if you dare to walk on it!
Steel beams support the structural glass plates, which Dotan used to make the bridge as “invisible”. If heights aren’t your jam, look away now! But the bridge is a place designed for the adventure lovers.
Naturally, the safety of the glass floor is something that many are worried about, especially when you consider that a mammoth 800 people will be able to walk across it at a time. But in order to assure the public, they’ve taken a sledgehammer to it to prove it’s capable of the load, and to further illustrate the point, park officials even drove an SUV across it.
Already a hugely popular tourist attraction, the bridge will also serve as a venue for private events, including as a runway for fashion shows. Look forward to it.
As tickets are limited, you are recommended to book a ticket through a travel agency. Individual booking is extremely unlikely to be successful. Tickets to access the glass bridge cost £16, in addition to the £13.50 charge to visit the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Scenic Area.
What to Bear in Mind:
- The glass bridge is likely to close in severe weather.
- Only a maximum of 600 people is allowed on the bridge at one time.
- Visitors can only bring wallets and mobiles with suitable cases on the bridge.
- Do not attempt it if you have heart problems, high blood pressure, or a fear of heights.
- Don’t behave dangerously. Don’t run on the bridge, lean over the rail, etc.