THE ZHANGJIAJIE BRIDGE IS THE MOST terrifying bridge in the world. It’s approximately 984 feet in the air, and it’s bottom is made of glass. Unsurprisingly, people tend to freak out when they cross it. While the pictures of people freaking out are pretty hilarious, the designers of the bridge have decided to give people a demonstration of just how safe the bridge actually is.
Imagínate la escena: vas caminando sobre el puente de Cristal Haohan Quiao en China 🇨🇳y te das cuenta que se está agrietando ⚡️bajo tus pies. ¿Cuál es tu reacción? Seguro parecida a la de muchos turistas que frecuentaron la zona: pánico y gritos. 😱😰😭 Eso fue lo que vivió un grupo de turistas, a tan solo días de la inauguración del puente en el Parque Nacional Geológico Shiniuzhai. Conoce más detalles en CNNEspanol.com
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They’ve invited volunteers to hit the glass with a sledgehammer while standing on it. Then, after they smashed the glass, they drove a car over the glass.
Load & sturdiness test held at world's longest glass bridge across #Zhangjiajie in central #China: Over 30 men and women held hammers in their hands, smashing on the floors of the glass bridge across the #GrandCanyon of Zhangjiajie, central China's Hunan Province, June 25, 2016. The conduct was to test the glass floor's sturdiness. The glass can be seen cracked but didn't fall apart after multiple strikes. To test the bridge's loading ability, an SUV also run on the glass bridge during a load test held shortly afterwards.
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None of the volunteers were able to smash through the glass, and the car didn’t fall through. But it’s a safe bet that people are still going to freak out on the bridge.
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