The world’s longest and highest glass bottom bridge is set to open this summer, and we have a talented Israeli designer to thank for it.
The Zhangjiajie bridge will make its debut this July in the national park of Zhangjiajie in China’s Hunan province, boasting 1,247 feet of dizzying sights.
Israeli architect Haim Dotan designed the bridge to connect two huge cliffs in the pristine Zhangjiajie park, which is said to have been the inspiration for the planet Pandora in “Avatar.” Now, guests to the site will have the opportunity to take in the natural beauty from nearly 1,000 feet in the air.
Though July has been set as the completion month for the project, it will not be open to the public until October. At its opening, the bridge will be able to accommodate an astounding 800 guests at a time.
The glass bottom is sure to draw in thrill seekers, who will also have the chance to take advantage of another incredible trait of the bridge–it will offer the world’s highest bungee jump to visitors.
America’s Grand Canyon has a similar bridge, which sits at 718 feet above ground and is 68 feet across, a measurement the new Zhangjiajie bridge will easily dwarf.