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Amazing glass-bottomed longest bridge officially unveiled opens for tourists and public

Amazing glass-bottomed longest bridge officially unveiled opens for tourists and public. The opening of the bridge first pictures show attraction became so busy.

The structure, which officially unveiled to the public, crosses two peaks in the mountains of Zhangjiajie.

Same ranges that inspired the American blockbuster Avatar.

But  visitors beware thousands of tourists queued up for the grand opening of the bridge and as the first pictures show, the attraction became so busy.

Amazing glass-bottomed longest bridge officially unveiled opens for tourists and public.

Amazing glass-bottomed longest bridge officially unveiled opens for tourists and public.

The bridge spans approximately 430 metres (1,400 feet) across two peaks and is suspended 300 metres (984ft) above a sheer drop.

It crosses a canyon that divides two mountain cliffs in Zhangjiajie Park, in China’s central Hunan province.

The structure is six metres (19ft8in) wide and made of some 99 panels of clear glass.

It can carry up to 800 people at the same time, an official in Zhangjiajie told China’s state news agency Xinhua.

Tourists can walk across the bridge, designed by Israeli architect Haim Dotan, and the more adventurous will be able to bungee jump or ride a zip line.

Many tourists started queuing to be the first to go on the bridge the night before.

The first of those to get on the bridge were seen lying down and doing splits.
Later on in the day.

The bridge became incredibly crowded and you can barely tell that the structure has a glass bottom.

Wang Min, who was visiting the new structure with her husband and children, said: ‘I wanted to feel awe-inspired by this bridge.

But I’m not afraid – it seems safe!’

Lin Chenglu, another visitor who had come to see the bridge with his colleagues, said:

‘It’s crowded today and a bit of a mess. But to  suspended 300 metres in the air, it’s a unique experience.’

Following an alarming glass bridge cracking incident at the Yuntai mountain in northern Henan in 2015, authorities in Zhangjiajie.

Were eager to demonstrate the safety of the structure. A brave few test the safety of China’s newest glass bridge.

They organised a string of media events, including one where people  encouraged to try and smash the bridge’s glass panels.

Amazing glass-bottomed longest bridge officially unveiled opens for tourists and public.

With a sledge hammer, and another where they drove a car across it.

Only 8,000 people each day will  allowed to cross the bridge and only 600 at any one time, Xinhua said.

 Tourists will have to book their tickets a day in advance, at a cost of 138 yuan (£15.94).

Cameras and selfie sticks banned, and people wearing stilettos will not allowed to walk on the bridge, Xinhua said.

Local authorities have said that one of the summits in Zhangjiajie Park inspired the floating mountain which appears in the American blockbuster Avatar.

A Hollywood photographer visited the area in 2008, taking images which used for the film, according to local media reports.