Taiwan opens terrifying glass bottomed walkway


A new glass-bottomed bridge has become an instant hit with thrill-seeking tourists after opening in Nantou, Taiwan/ (australscope)

This tourist attraction is bound to get your heart pumping.

A huge 288-foot-long glass footbridge is now open to the public in Taiwan and is causing even the sturdiest legs to tremble.

Taiwan has opened a glass bottomed bridge hovering 164 feet above a picturesque valley giving spectacular views, not only across, but for those brave enough to look down through the glass floor.

Observers suggest glass-bottomed bridges are “en vogue” currently in Asia.

There is also 590 foot high glass-bottomed suspension bridge in Hunan, central China.

Stretching almost 1,000 feet long, the glass suspension bridge is named Haohan Qiao, translating in English to “Brave Men’s Bridge” and it’s not hard to see why.

The bridge was originally wooden until its conversion using glass panes 25 times stronger than normal glass.

China also has plans for another glass-bottomed suspension bridge in the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon area, about 185 miles northwest of Shiniuzhai.

When completed, it will be the world’s highest and longest glass bridge at over 1,400 feet long and 985 feet high.

This story originally appeared on news.com.au.

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