Cracked glass bridge over canyon alarms tourists in main­land China

The China Post - - LIFE GUIDE POST -

Thrill-seek­ing tourists in China got more than they bar­gained for when cracks ap­peared in a glass-bot­tomed walk­way sus­pended 1,080 me­ters over a canyon, re­ports said.

Im­ages show­ing small cracks in the “sky­walk” built around a moun­tain, which opened just two weeks ago, spread on so­cial media along with doubts over its safety.

“When I was al­most at the end (of the walk­way), there was a sud­den loud bang and a tremor be­neath my feet,” the staterun China Net cited one woman as say­ing on Tues­day.

The cracks re­sem­bled “win­ter frost on a win­dow pane,” the re­port said, and were ap­par­ently caused by a dropped stain­less steel cup.

But the in­ci­dent at Yun­tai moun­tain in the north­ern province of He­nan “doesn’t af­fect safety,” park of­fi­cials were quoted as say­ing.

The glass made up of three lay­ers is sup­pos­edly ca­pa­ble of sup­port­ing up to 800 kilo­grams per square me­ter, they said.

The in­ci­dent oc­curred dur­ing China’s hec­tic week-long na­tional hol­i­day pe­riod, when tens of mil­lions take va­ca­tions.

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