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Big glass bridge open in China

The world’s highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge has opened in China.

Suspended 300 metres above the earth and 430 metres long, the bridge spans a canyon in the Zhangjiajie mountains – part of China’s central Hunan province.

The hindustantimes reported that the six-metre wide bridge contained 99 panels of clear glass and could carry up to 800 people.

Following an incident in which another glass bridge cracked in China, the opening events for the Zhangjiajie mountain structure included one where people were encouraged to try and smash the new bridge’s glass panels with a sledge hammer, and another where they drove a car across it.

Photo courtesy Chinatopix via AP

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Ian Roberts is a veteran Australian journalist, PR man and writer/reviewer on accommodation and travel. Over many decades, Ian has travelled widely reporting and recording his experiences. His newsy columns - including Memorable Destination - have gained a big following among people seeking suggestions and objective information about accommodation, travel and destinations world-wide. Along with wife, Sue and her camera, Ian has taken up a particular challenge to help budget conscious seniors 50 and upward with travel and accommodation ideas - including suggestions for holding family reunions. Readers in Ian's home city of Newcastle Australia may also be aware of his travel and accommodation column in a local newspaper.

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