Terrifying Chinese Glass Bridge Made To Look Like It’s Shattering
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
Glass sky bridges test people’s threshold for how much they can stand looking down from jaw-dropping heights, but one bridge in Hebei, China is really pushing it with panels of glass made to look like they’re cracking under people’s feet.
The glass bridge, on the eastern face of the Taihang Mountain, hangs 3,871 feet above sea level, plenty high even without novelty cracking glass. But for some people, fear is fun.
Not all, however. In videos posted by visitors, some respond with excitement, others with abject terror.
According to Mashable, the East Taihang administration has released an apology, explaining that the look of the near-shattered glass was meant to be “provocative.”
Some of the panels also had shattered fragments of glass placed between the layers so that when you walk over them, the glass sounds and looks as if it’s breaking. That’s just cruel.
It doesn't help that in recent years there have been previous reports of China's popular glass bridges and walkways actually shattering.
Although the administration has apologized, there are no plans to replace the panels.
Many users on the Chinese social media site Weibo have been outraged by seeing people being frightened on the glass bridge. Some fear that the effects could even trigger heart attacks.