Record-Breaking Glass-Bottomed Bridge Closed just after 13 Days of its Opening


The bridge closed on Friday without telling time to reopen it. Officials told the reason of closing bridge that “the government was planning urgent maintenance work in the area.”


The spokesman told them the bridge, spanning a canyon, was “overwhelmed by the volume of visitors, there had been no accidents and the bridge was not cracked or broken.”

The 430m-long bridge, which cost $3.4m (£2.6m) to build, connects two mountain cliffs in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province. It Hangs 300m over a canyon said to have inspired the landscapes of the film Avatar.

It is considered the highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge in the world that was opened just before 13 days ago.

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