May 16, 2021

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Long Glass-Bottomed Bridges : glass-bottomed bridge

The longest glass-bottomed bridge has been announced by the Guinness World Records and it is this structure in the Huangchuan Three Gorges Scenic Area of southern China. The structure was envisioned as a tourist attraction and it was completed by the Chinese studio Architectural Design & Research Institute of Zhejiang University.

The glass-bottomed bridge spans the Lianjiang River in Guangdong Province and is a whopping 526 meters long. Its capacity for weight is reached at 500 people. The structure is made with 4.5 centimeters thick tempered laminated glass and is completely transparent so tourists can see the scene below them. About the aesthetic of the glass-bottomed bridge, the studio shared that “the glazing endows the bridge deck with crystal-like luster, high transparency, and refractive index,” said the studio.

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