That terrifying glass bridge in China? It cracked.


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China’s glass suspension that opened to the public a couple of weeks ago is closed again after it cracked right under tourists’ feet.

As if it wasn’t terrifying enough, the 984-foot-long glass suspension bridge, dubbed “Brave Men’s Bridge,” now is cracked.

The crack occurred after a tourist dropped a thermos, according to Chinese Daily.

Thrill-seeking tourists in China got more than they bargained for when cracks appeared in the glass-bottomed walkway suspended over the canyon.

“I heard a bang from under…everybody is screaming,” a tourist wrote in a translated post from Weibo, the Chinese social network similar to Twitter. “I cried, ‘It’s really cracked! It’s really cracked!’”

The bridge, which opened in September at Shiniuzhai National Geological Park in Pingjiang County, China, was constructed by an 11-member team. When the bridge opened, construction workers said the bridge was completely safe.

“The bridge will remain firm even if tourists are bouncing on it,” one of the construction workers told China News Service in a translated interview. “Moreover, the steel frame is densely built, so even if a glass is broken, visitors will not fall down.”

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