Construction of record breaking glass-bottom bridge nearly complete in China

Visitors can see the gorge beneath them from nearly 1,000 feet above

June 04, 2015 |
Construction of record breaking glass-bottom bridge nearly complete in China

Designed by Israeli architect Haim Dotan, the white bridge is meant to look as if it is “disappearing into the clouds.” Renderings: Haim Dotan

The world’s longest and highest glass-bottomed pedestrian bridge is nearing completion in the Zhangjiajie National Park, China, ArchDaily reports.

Expected to wrap up in July and opening to the public in October 2015, visitors to the park will be able to walk 0.2 miles at nearly 1,000 feet above a canyon, with views of a verdant gorge visible through glass panels beneath them.

The bridge’s designer, Haim Dotan, told ArchDaily that “the Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge was designed to be invisible as possible—a white bridge disappearing into the clouds.”

ArchDaily has the full report.

 

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