Okay, the first thing before we begin writing anything, let’s get to the main point of the article. Here’s what you need to know about China’s latest trend in tourists’ attraction, bridges suspended high up in the air with see-through glass floor – you might not want to go there, at least not anytime soon.
When the first glass bridge came into existence, officials insisted that it was perfectly safe being three-quarters of an inch thick and treated to resists both bending and shattering. Well, the glass floor of the new glass bridge at Yuntaishan scenic area in China’s Henan province might not have gotten the memo because a section of the walkway reportedly cracked on Oct 5, while tourists were walking over it.
Opened less than a month, one weibo user recounted the incident, “I was almost at the end and suddenly I heard a sound,” wrote one Weibo user. “My foot shook a little. I looked down and I saw that there was a crack in the floor.”
According to a report on people.cn, the cracks in the glass was caused by someone allegedly dropping an object on the glass. The report went on to mention that there were three layers of glass, of which one had cracks while the other two were fine and no danger was posed to the tourists on the bridge at that time.
What would you do if you were on that bridge? Would you have ran and risk the glass shatter even more, or would you have walked more cautiously, praying fervently that this path will not be your last?
For me, I wouldn’t go there at all, I think. Call me a coward but if dropping something on the bridge cracks the glass, I wouldn’t want to know what will happen a few months later after wear and tear, would you?