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.
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.
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.
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.