After "broken glass" video goes viral, North China park assures tourists glass bridge safe
China's glass bridge craze has got some cracking up after one scenic area installed special effects that make the glass-bottomed walkway appear its cracking under their weight more than 1 kilometer in the air.
A video showing a tourist at Taihang Scenic Area in Handan, Hebei Province falling over at the sight of the "cracking" effects went viral over the weekend.
As a result, employees at the park, which opened on September 16, are aiming to put tourists' minds at ease with daily safety checks.
Tourists will be notified of the cracking effects waiting for them, an employee at the park told the Chongqing Moring Post. In case any real cracks occur, the bridge will be shut down immediately, the employee said.
The 266-meter-long walkway juts from a cliff at 1,180 meters above sea level.
The cracking walkway feature is accompanied by surround sound effects and is triggered by infrared sensors on a few panels near the bridge's end.
Dozens of glass bridges have been built at China's tourist spots. There are around 60 glass bridges nationwide, with more planned to be built.
Taihang Scenic Area, however, is the first to install a cracking glass effect, media reported.