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China’s highest and longest glass bridge closes just less than two weeks after it opened after too many people visited the bridge. The record-breaking structure hanging over China’s Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon was opened to the public on August 20 but closed on Friday September 2nd.
A spokesperson from the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon’s marketing and sales said:
“We’re overwhelmed by the volume of visitors,” explaining further that the capacity of the glass bridge was limited to 8,000 visitors per day, but total demand was ten times as much.
He also confirmed that the bridge was not cracked or broken and that there have been no accidents. The six-meter-wide bridge stretches 430 meters over a 300-meter-deep valley between two cliffs in the stunning Zhangjiajie Park.
The bridge is said to have inspired the scenery for the sci-fi movie “Avatar.”