Glass Bridge In China Cracks Over 1km Above Ground
A section of a glass-bottomed walkway suspended over 1km against a mountain in China has cracked, causing tourists to have a little freak out.
The walkway at Yuntai Mountain Geological Park in Henan Province, China, cracked at around 5pm on Monday afternoon, but luckily no one was injured.
A tourist, Lee Don Hai, posted to social media site Weibo:
"I was almost at the end and suddenly I heard a sound. My foot shook a little. I looked down and I saw that there was a crack in the floor."
A glass pane on a new transparent walkway shattered yesterday on 3,540ft high cliff on Yuntai Mountain, Central China pic.twitter.com/i5P53WnikG— People's Daily,China (@PDChina) October 6, 2015
The walkway is suspended over 1,080 metres in the air, and had only opened in September and is now closed until further notice.
“A lot of people started to scream," Hai wrote. "I screamed out, 'It cracked! It really cracked!' and then I pushed the people in front of me so that we could run out of the way."
However, a spokesman from the Yuntai Mountain tourism bureau told People's Daily Online that the cracks happened after a tourist dropped a stainless steel mug.
But only one of the three layers of glass broke, so tourists were not in any danger.