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Tuesday, December 26, 2017, 16:34
New glass suspension bridge opens in North China
By Xinhua
Tuesday, December 26, 2017, 16:34 By Xinhua

Tourists walk on the glass suspension bridge at Hongyagu scenic spot in Pingshan county, North China's Hebei province, Dec 24, 2017. (LIU PEIRAN / XINHUA)

SHIJIAZHUANG - A 488-meter-long glass suspension bridge opened to the public Sunday in Pingshan county in North China's Hebei province.

The glass-bottom bridge stands four meters wide and hangs between two cliffs around 218 meters above ground level, about as high as a 66-floor building, at Hongyagu scenic spot in the county.

Around 600 people can cross the bridge at a time. The bridge is made of more than 1,000 panes of four-cm-thick glass.

It is supported by cables weighing over 120 tonnes, according to the bridge's builder.

"The bridge is like a dragon lying between mountains, and I feel like I'm walking in the clouds on it," said a tourist surnamed Deng from Shijiazhuang city.

Glass bridges can be found in other parts of China, including Zhangjiajie, a famous tourist destination, where a 430-meter-long, 6-meter-wide bridge hangs between two steep cliffs 300 meters above the ground.  

Tourists walk on the glass suspension bridge at Hongyagu scenic spot in Pingshan county, North China's Hebei province, Dec 24, 2017. (LIU PEIRAN / XINHUA)

Tourists walk on the glass suspension bridge at Hongyagu scenic spot in Pingshan county, North China's Hebei province, Dec 24, 2017. (LIU PEIRAN / XINHUA)

Tourists pose for photos on the glass suspension bridge at Hongyagu scenic spot in Pingshan county, north China's Hebei province, Dec 24, 2017. (LIU PEIRAN / XINHUA)


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