The World's Longest Glass-Floor Bridge In China Is Not For People With Acrophobia

The World's Longest Glass-Floor Bridge In China Is Not For People With Acrophobia

If you have ever felt oozy while you look down from the top of a building, you’re not alone. However, for some people, their distress is much more severe.


About one in fifteen people have acrophobia or fear of heights. Those suffering from that have extreme, irrational, and persistent fears of heights and every situation associated with them. It might trigger unpleasant symptoms like a sensation of spinning, shaking, trembling, or increased heart rate.


In the Hebei Province Hongyagu Scenic Area in northern China, there's a 488-meter-long (1,600 feet) glass footpath, 218 meters high (715 feet) above the valley floor between two cliffs.


It's billed as the longest glass-floor bridge in the world which opened on December 24, 2017. While it's designed to hold roughly 3,000 people, only 600 are allowed to cross the glass walkway at a time.


Even though many tourists would want to experience the thrill of walking across a thousand plus 1.5-inch glass panels, some may feel the opposite.


The World's Longest Glass-Floor Bridge In China Is Not For People With Acrophobia

The bridge ends with a large observation deck which resembles a helipad provides visitors a unique geographic landscape with views of the waterfalls, river, mountains, ancient towns and temples surrounding the countryside.


Many video footages depict tourists trembling and getting panic attacks while walking across the walkway.


The World's Longest Glass-Floor Bridge In China Is Not For People With Acrophobia

Visitors are required to wear special shoe gloves to prevent unnecessary damage to the bridge.


As if the structure of the bridge isn't petrifying enough, visitors have also reported that the bridge sways when tourists walk across it creating a nerve-wracking effect which can even stun the most experienced thrill-seekers.


The World's Longest Glass-Floor Bridge In China Is Not For People With Acrophobia

Glass-floor bridges and skywalks have recently become a thing in China. Many people, however, have raised concerns because of incidents like the one in Henan Province where the structure was put out of service only two weeks after opening as one of the glass panes shattered.


Several bridges like the one in Wanshan National Park even creates a cracking effect pranking visitors who walk across it.


The video below shows tourists breaking down while crossing the glass-floor bridge. Would you dare to walk across?


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