If there is something Chinese people like, surprisingly to some, it’s pushing the boundaries of their senses and the current glass walk bridge craze tickles that fancy just perfectly.
Let’s take a look at some of the more interesting and new glass walk bridges that will get anyone’s heart racing and legs shaking.
Flower of Sky 云阳龙缸国家地质公园
Located in Chongqing, at the Longgan Geopark its a U-shaped glass skywalk, which protrudes from a cliff looking down into the valley below.
Hongyagu Scenic Area 平山红崖谷玻璃吊桥
The new glass sky-bridge at Hongyagu Scenic Area in Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province, is the world’s longest glass-floor bridge at 488 meters.
Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge 张家界大峡谷玻璃桥
The main span of 430 meters and 6 meters wide and 300 meters down to the valley floor make the bridge at Zhangjiajie a leg shaking journey. This fully transparent glass bridge has the highest height in the world.
Yimengshan Glass Bridge 沂蒙山玻璃桥
The Mengshan 3D glass skywalk bridge in Shandong at the Guimeng Scenic Area.
Tianmeng Mountain Pedestrian Bridge 沂蒙山人行索桥
Located in Linyi, Shandong, it’s a suspension bridge with a midspan length of 420 meters and side lengths of 38 meters and 48 meters respectively, making it the longest spanning pedestrian bridge in the world.
Chongqing Sky Gallery 重庆天空悬廊
The gallery was shaped into an “A” shape, and it extended at a straight 90° angle from the cliff. The bridge deck was covered with full transparent glass. The site also features numerous other adventurous thrills such as a “swinging chair” and a planked walking bridge where you can really test your courage. Located in Wansheng, Chongqing.
Shiniuzhai National Geological Park, Yueyang 石牛寨旅游区
The glass bridge is about 300 meters long and its vertical height is 180 meters and it was one of the first glass bridges in China, opening in 2015. It’s also known as Brave Men’s Bridge.
Update – more and more glass bridges keep appearing in China and here are the latest finds
Huangtengxia tourist attraction（清远黄腾峡生态旅游区）
Located in Qingyuan of Guangdong Province, the Huangtengxia Tianmen Sky Walk stands at 500m tall and extends out from the cliff face some 360m. Just to one-up all the other glass bridges, it also has 2000 lights to put on a spectacle at night and 450 water jets around its circular glass centerpiece to add another level of enchantment.
Huaxi World Adventure Park
Located in Jiangyin City of Jiangsu Province, the 100m high and 518m long glass bridge also has the “glass cracking”, yes as you walk on certain sections the glass appears to crack, just to make sure you get the jelly leg effect. Not thrilled by that, you can also take a 388-meter-long glass slide here.
Jianmen Scenic Area
Jianmenguan Scenic Spot is located 10 kilometers south of Jiange County. It was originally called Jiange, which is the northern barrier and the throat of the two rivers. It is an important gate on the ancient Jianmen Shu Road and the core scenic spot of Jianmen Shu Road National Key Scenic Area. It is also part of Jianmenguan National Forest Park where on the main peak of Dajian Mountain you’ll find a spectacular new glass bridge.