Climbing to the top of a canyon is already pretty terrifying for any traveler with a dread of heights.
But Chinese makes have upped the ante with “the worlds” longest and highest glass foot connection set to open in a few months above the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon. A spokesman for the project told FoxNews.com that visitors would likely be welcome to walk in all the regions of the bridge later this year, though government officials opening time has been pushed back to January 2017.
Spanning two cliffs high above the stately natural boast, the brand-new connection will elongate 1,410 paws long, amount 20 hoofs broad, and tower 984 -feet above the soil below.
The Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon in Hunans Zhangjiajie National Park is believed to have inspired visuals for James Cameron’s epic 2009 cinema “Avatar, with its foggy sweeping vistums and craggy light-green peaks.
The chief architect behind the project is Israeli Haim Dotan, who designed the Expo 2010 Shanghai’s Israel Pavilion. China Construction Group began working on the connection last summer. The walkway is being constructed with 1.9 -inch-thick glass panels and aspects various glass observatories at various parts. It will also allow daring tourists bungee rushing possibilities.
The project was originally slated to open in January but had now been faced multiple building procrastinates due to bad weather and local government interference.
By comparison, the Grand Canyon Skywalk in Arizona is just 69 paws long and poises about 718 fee above the canyon flooring. Canada’s Glacier Skywalk in Alberta, which opened last year, increases 115 paws from the cliff and is only under 984 feet tall.
Zhangjiajie bridge officials have said that exclusively 800 clients will be allowed on the walkway at a time to prevent exerting too much distres on the glass and underlying structure.