World’s longest glass bridge closes in China

  • Record breaking glass-bottomed bridge closed due to ‘Overwhelming demand’
  • Grand Canyon plans to improve its infrastructure, customer service etc.

The record-breaking structure hanging over China’s  Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon has closed, just 13 days after it opened to the public on August 20.

The capacity of the glass bridge was limited to 8,000 visitors per day, but total demand was ten times as much.

The famous bridge also brought renewed interest to other scenic spots in the area.

A spokesperson from the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon’s explaining that the bridge was the main draw of the canyon. He told that there was no problem in the bridge but will be closed only due to ‘Overwhelming demand’.

The six-meter-wide bridge stretches 430 meters over a 300-meter-deep valley between two cliffs in the stunning Zhangjiajie Park.

The park officials had suggested September 5 as a closing date, to accommodate travel agencies who “have already included the Grand Canyon and the glass bridge into their itineraries.”

During the suspension, Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon plans to improve not only its infrastructure, including parking lots, but also its ticket-booking system, customer service and other areas.

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