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    The world’s longest and highest glass bridge will be open for visitors on Saturday in Hunan province of China, the management committee said.

    The 430-metre long, six metre wide bridge, paved with 99 panes of three-layer transparent glasses, hangs between two steep cliffs 300 metres above the ground, Xinhua news agency reported.
    IP_Prof_Architect_Haim_Dotan_Zhangjiajie_Glass_Bridge-1_18052015The bridge has set 10 world records spanning its design and construction, according to the committee.

    A maximum of 8,000 visitors are allowed to cross the bridge every day and a reservation must be made one day prior to visiting.
    Zhangjiajie-Grand-Canyon-Glass-Bridge-2Construction was completed in December. In July, a two tonne truck was driven across in a show of the bridge’s sturdiness.

    The unique pillar-like mountain formation in Zhangjiajie appeared in the Hollywood blockbuster movie “Avatar”.
    GTY_China_Glass_Bridge2_hb_160613_31x13_1600The Grand Canyon Scenic Area in Zhangjiajie welcomed more than 1.2 million visitors from home and abroad in 2015.

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