A tourist’s day of exploration turned into a nightmare as he walked across a 100-meter-high glass bridge in China.
As frightening as it may feel, you’re normally safe in knowing these kinds of bridges are secure and that the chances of falling through are minuscule. But for one tourist in China, that was far from the case.
It was just a few days ago that a glass-floor bridge at a resort in China’s Jilin Province ended up without multiple panels after a harsh wind blew them off. Winds around the area reportedly reached more than 150 kilometers per hour, according to The Straits Times.
The tourist was trapped on the bridge for a while but thankfully, he was guided by emergency services and other locals and was able to crawl back to safety. He was then taken to the hospital and is said to be receiving psychological help due to the traumatic experience.
Photos of him were shared to China’s Weibo app, where they received more than 4 million views.
One commenter wrote:
“This is exactly why I dare not step on a bridge like that.”
“How often does the bridge undergo maintenance?”
A third noted:
“So many glass deck bridges have been built in recent years and are very popular with tourists. But how can we ensure their safety?”
Glass bridge in China breaks due to high winds…😲
— Brian (@catymandoo) May 9, 2021
In the past 5 years, about 60 similar bridges have been constructed or have been set for construction due to their ever-increasing popularity.
The tallest of them is located Zhangjiajie. Situated between two cliffs, it stands 300 meters high and 430 meters long.
The resort in question has been temporarily closed due to the recent tourist incident.
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