China opens longest and highest mountain bridge


THE world’s highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge opened last Saturday (20) in China’s spectacular Zhangjiajie mountains – the inspiration for 2009 American blockbuster Avatar. Some 430 metres (1,400 feet) long and suspended 300 metres above the earth, the bridge spans the canyon between two mountain cliffs in Zhangjiajie park in China’s central Hunan province. The bridge, which is six metres wide and made of some 99 panels of clear glass, can carry up to 800 people at the same time, an official in Zhangjiajie – a popular tourist destination – told the Xinhua news agency. Tourists can walk across the…

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