The longest bridge of glass in the world

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The longest bridge of glass in the world

The longest bridge of glass in the world

The longest and highest bridge of glass in the world will be inaugurated in July in China, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, which is said to have been the inspiration for the planet Pandora in the movie Avatar, directed by James Cameron, inform CNN.

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It looks like they’re going to have to change some promotional materials down in Louisiana, where the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway has long claimed to be the world’s longest bridge over open water. At nearly 24 miles, the causeway is plenty long. But


Glass bridge will connect two peaks in the area known as Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, in the Chinese province Hunan, and will cover a distance of 430 meters, with the opening of six meters. The bridge is built at a height of 300 meters. In comparison, the Grand Canyon Skywalk, a tourist attraction built on one of the walls of the Grand Canyon in the western United States, is 21 meters long and lies at a height of 219 meters.

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It is the second longest bridge in the world, as recorded by the Guinness world record in 2011. It runs between the towns Langfang and Qingzian, its main location being Hebei town in Tianjin. It took four years to complete.


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Chinese construction Haim Dotan is Israeli architect who also carried the flag at the Expo 2010 Shanghai Israel. According to him, the bridge has the ability to support 800 people at once.

Zhangjiajie Park Forest is a nature reserve located in the vicinity of Zhangjiajie, Hunan province in northern China. With an area of ​​56 square kilometers, the park was opened to the public in 2009 and, according to CNN, was the inspiration for the planet Pandora, director James Cameron creation in Avatar, appeared in 2009.

The longest bridge in the world was inaugurated in China

Perhaps the motto of the Chinese people is “Higher, Greater, Better”. At least, the latest engineering achievements prove this. The Qingdao Bridge in Shandong Province, considered the longest water bridge in the world, was put into operation today. The bridge connects the shores of Jiaozhou Bay in the Yellow Sea, with a length of 41.58 km. Construction of the bridge lasted four years, a relatively short term for such a project. About ten thousand workers worked on edification, and engineers used modern measurement technology, which allowed them to build it simultaneously on both sides. Of course, the expenses were as well. The cost of construction works amounts to about 9 billion US dollars.

Construction began nine years ago and was due in 2016, but there were many delays due to technical execution difficulties. The most complicated segment was the 6.7 km underground tunnel, which was made up of 33 huge items, each weighing 80,000 tons. The tunnel was built between two artificial islands of 100,000 sqm each. The construction of the bridge used 400,000 tons of steel, almost five times more than the famous Golden Gate in San Francisco.


In addition, the bridge was built to withstand super-typhoons, strong winds and lla seismas up to 8 degrees on the Richter scale. The Chinese authorities say the construction of this bridge is part of a plan to establish a special metropolitan area – Greater Bay Area – which would incorporate 11 coastal cities with 68 million inhabitants, including Macao and Hong Kong.


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The Chinese say it will be much easier for those commuting between mainland China and island cities, as the journey times will be over four times smaller.

Hong Kong also has critical voices saying that transport links were already good and that there was no need for such a mega-bridge to which Hong Kong contributed a very high amount to the population: $ 9 billion.
Critics also say that this new bridge will bring the number of tourists to unimaginable odds and the city will be completely blocked. Hong Kong is visited annually by over 50 million people and rents are the largest in the world. In addition, car owners in Hong Kong will not be able to cross the bridge without a special permit, and those coming to Hong Kong will have to park somewhere in the harbour area and then travel with other means of transport, the city is already suffocated by traffic.
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