China Set to Open World’s Longest and Highest Glass-Bottom Bridge

by Katie Watkins
Archdaily, May 28, 2015

China Set to Open World’s Longest and Highest Glass-Bottom Bridge

(Image: Courtesy of Haim Dotan Ltd. Architects and Urban Designers)

China will soon finish construction on what will be the world’s tallest and longest glass pedestrian bridge, floating 300 meters above a canyon in the Zhangjiajie National Park. Designed by Israeli architect, Haim Dotan, the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge will be 380 meters long, six meters wide and feature a transparent glass floor.

“The Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge was designed to be invisible as possible–a white bridge disappearing into the clouds,” said Dotan.

The bridge will comprise two side steel beams, a structural glass deck, handrails and side suspension cables, with the capacity to hold up to 800 people at a time. The Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge will also contain a bungee jumping spot and be used as a runway for fashion shows. Read more…

 

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