CHINA Henan to open world's longest horseshoe-shaped glass skywalk

CHINA

Henan to open world's longest horseshoe-shaped glass skywalk

Xinhua

08:25, June 15, 2018

VCG111155828041.jpg

Photos: VCG

BEIJING, June 14 (Xinhua) -- Don't look down if you're scared of heights.

From Saturday, visitors to the Fuxi Grand Canyon in central China's Henan Province will be able to see straight down to the canyon floor 360 meters below as they walk on the world's longest horseshoe-shaped glass bridge.

This glass bridge extends 30 meters (about 98 feet) out over the rim of the canyon, nine meters longer than the Grand Canyon Skywalk in Arizona, according to Science and Technology Daily.

After eight months' construction, the glass platform has undergone extensive tests. Without a stay cable structure, the bridge is made up of 150 pieces of laminated toughened glass and 3,000 tonnes of steel.

The Fuxi Grand Canyon, 60 kilometers from Zhengzhou, capital of Henan, is a scenic area featuring waterfalls, springs, mountains and caves.

VCG111155828046.jpg

VCG111155828049.jpg

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue