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In its latest media-directed “safety test” of the 430-meter bridge, suspended a heart-stopping 300 meters above a gorge, the Zhangjiajie national park’s owners had 20 volunteers swing sledgehammers at the glass, making visible cracks in the top layer.Follow @newslexpoint
It is truely an amazing glass bridge!
Zhangjiajie’s three-layered glass panels measure 3m by 4.5m, and each layer is 15mm-thick. The organisers are staging all of these safety “showcases” ahead of Zhangjiajie’s grand opening slated for July.
The bridge, designed by Israeli architect Haim Dotan, was built at a cost of about 460 million yuan ( $69 million ), and the national park’s operators are keen to assuage the public’s fears of the bridge being unsafe.
It hasn’t been too long since another glass bridge in China cracked, after all. The Yuntai Mountain Geological Park’s glass bridge cracked back in Oct. 2015, after a tourist dropped a mug on one of the panels on the walkway. People on it noticed the crack and, understandably, started screaming.
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