World’s Longest Bridge Opened In China


China is at it again setting world record in technological breakthrough as a scenic national park in the country’s Hunan province called Zhangjiajie, is set to open the world’s longest and highest glass-bottomed bridge in July.

As reported by CNN, the bridge:

Spanning two cliffs in the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon area, it will stretch 430 meters (1,410 feet) long and 6 meters (20 feet) wide, hovering over a 300-meter (984-foot) vertical drop.

Some other feature includes, a footbridge designed by Israeli architect Haim Dotan, who is also behind Expo 2010 Shanghai’s Israel Pavilion. Dotan says the bridge will serve as a runway for fashion shows and be able to hold up to 800 people at once.


It was also stated that the Grand Canyon of Zhangjiajie skywalk will offer the world’s highest bungee jump, stealing the title from Macau Tower’s 233-meter (764-foot)-high attraction.

Zhangjiajie is a 56 square-kilometer designated tourist park inside the bigger Wulingyuan Scenic Area. It’s been open to the public since 2009 and is said to have been the inspiration behind the beautiful planet of Pandora in James Cameron’s 2009 “Avatar” film.

It was reportedly built with about $1.5 billion. I wonder what Nigeria could have built with the missing $20 billion!

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