Glass Bridge of Death Offers Tourists Thrills in Chinese Mountains

Posted on November 24, 2011

In Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in China, there exists a tourist attraction that is guaranteed to scare the Hell out of you.

Glass Bridge of Death Offers Tourists Thrills in Chinese Mountains picture

Located on the massive vertical cliffs of Tianmen Mountain in Hunan Province, China, and rising 1,430 from the ground is a 60-meter-long bridge constructed of 2.5-inch thick glass. At only three feet wide, this walkway encircles the mountain, offering thrill seekers a chance to soil themselves.

Those that are brave enough to walk the path are required to wear cloth covers over their shoes, in order to make the glass easier to clean. To me it sounds as if it would make it even more terrifying due to the lack of traction.

Beautiful views of the mountain are made slightly safer by the glass guard rail, but that does little to temper the utter fear one must experience when traversing what I have affectionately dubbed “The Glass Terror.”

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Larry Cabe
Larry Cabe

looks like the scare of a lifetime. what happens when you can not let go of the side of wall from fear?

Quintin Smits
Quintin Smits

Weight should not be a problem... I've seen video where glass far thinner than 2.5 inches survives having an old model mini (yes, a car) dropped on it from 5 feet without breaking or cracking. I'd think the bridge would fall from the side of the mountain before the glass breaks, if they used modern hardened/laminated glass.. Very cool stuff.

Maddy
Maddy

:( What's the weight limit of this?

blah
blah

i'm not suffering from vertigo but... i'm not sure i could do this ^^