Close  

Cracked bridge over canyon alarms Chinese tourists

/ 09:48 AM October 08, 2015
CHINA-TOURISM-LEISURE-OFFBEAT

This photo taken on October 5, 2015 shows people standing by a cracked glass tile on a glass-bottomed walkway in Yuntaishan in Jiaozuo, central China’s Henan province. Thrill-seeking tourists in China got more than they bargained for when cracks appeared in a glass-bottomed walkway suspended 1,080 meters (3,540 foot) over a canyon, reports said. AFP PHOTO

Beijing, China—Thrill-seeking tourists in China got more than they bargained for when cracks appeared in a glass-bottomed walkway suspended 1,080 meters (3,540 foot) over a canyon, reports said.

Images showing small cracks in the “skywalk” built around a mountain, which opened just two weeks ago, spread on social media along with doubts over its safety.

ADVERTISEMENT

“When I was almost at the end (of the walkway), there was a sudden loud bang and a tremor beneath my feet,” the state-run China Net cited one woman as saying on Tuesday.

The cracks resembled “winter frost on a window pane,” the report said, and were apparently caused by a dropped stainless steel cup.

FEATURED STORIES

But the incident at Yuntai mountain in the northern province of Henan “doesn’t affect safety,” park officials were quoted as saying.

The glass made up of three layers is supposedly capable of supporting up to 800 kilograms (1,763 pounds) per square meter, they said.

The incident occured during  China’s hectic week-long national holiday period, when tens of millions take pleasure trips.

Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: China, leisure, Offbeat, Tourism
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.