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New glass suspension bridge opens in North China

Updated: Dec 26,2017 3:59 PM     Xinhua

SHIJIAZHUANG — A 488-meter-long glass suspension bridge opened to the public on Dec 24 in Pingshan county in North China’s Hebei province.

The glass-bottom bridge stands four meters wide and hangs between two cliffs around 218 meters above ground level, about as high as a 66-floor building, at Hongyagu scenic spot in the county.

Around 600 people can cross the bridge at a time. The bridge is made of more than 1,000 panes of 4-cm-thick glass.

It is supported by cables weighing over 120 tonnes, according to the bridge’s builder.

“The bridge is like a dragon lying between mountains, and I feel like I’m walking in the clouds on it,” said a tourist surnamed Deng from Shijiazhuang city.

Glass bridges can be found in other parts of China, including Zhangjiajie, a famous tourist destination, where a 430-meter-long, 6-meter-wide bridge hangs between two steep cliffs 300 meters above the ground.