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Will you walk on world’s longest glass-bottom bridge?

The Chinese tourists attempting to cross the bridge get bouts of vertigo and cringe in fear. Some run back after taking a few steps while rest freeze in fear after crossing half of it and refuse to walk further.

world Updated: Oct 01, 2015 16:34 IST
HT Correspondent

It’s just a bridge. A bridge which is 984 feet in length and 590 feet above sea level in central China’s Hunan province.

So will you walk on this bridge? Your answer will probably be ‘what’s the big deal’.

But Chinese tourists attempting to cross it get bouts of vertigo and cringe in fear. Some run back after taking a few steps while the rest of them just freeze midway and refuse to walk further.

The reason is the glass bottom through which the walkers get to see clear, stomach-churning view of the ground below which is popular with tourists for its unique rock formations and geography.

Cherry on top - the bridge sways in the wind.

Here are some photos of Chinese tourists walking (or freezing) on the bridge.

An aerial view shows a glass suspension bridge at the Shiniuzhai National Geo-park in Pinging county, Hunan province, China (REUTERS)
Tourists look down as they walk on a glass suspension bridge at the Shiniuzhai National Geo-park in Pinging county, Hunan province, China. (REUTERS)
Tourists walk on a glass suspension bridge at the Shiniuzhai National Geo-park. (REUTERS)
A tourist looks down as she walks on a glass suspension bridge. (REUTERS)
Visitors wear protective shoe coverings as they walk across a glass-bottomed suspension bridge. (AP)
A woman plays around as she walks across a glass-bottomed suspension bridge. (AP)
Visitors walk across a glass-bottomed suspension bridge as seen from the air in a scenic zone in Pingjiang county in southern China's Hunan province. (AP)