How do you make the world’s longest glass bridge, suspended 180 meters above a valley, even scarier? How about by dropping a stainless steel mug on it, causing the first of three layers of glass to crack? That’s what happened on Monday afternoon, prompting tourists to shove each other as they ran to safety.
Tourists walking atop a newly built skywalk in China had their experience shattered after the glass cracked right beneath their feet. Visitors quickly fled from the structure, which is suspended over a canyon at more than 1,000 meters above sea level.
“Suddenly I heard a loud ‘bang’ and the path under my foot started shaking” – said one of the visitors of the glass walkway
“I looked down under my foot and one piece of glass was broken”
“I don’t know what caused this, but at that second many people screamed. I shouted that it really broke! Then I pushed in front of people and ran. It was terrifying”
Luckily, the walkway had several layers of glass, so the visitors weren’t harmed
Because the glass plates were custom-made, there is no word on when the walkway will be reopened
Watch this video about the scenic mountain walkway: