Glass ridges have been gaining so much attention in China, especially for those who are after thrilling adventures. However, not everyone is for this kind of fun, especially if you are one who is already prone to vertigo.
- Visitors were filmed while being dragged on the bridge, with the onlookers laughing loudly at their ordeal
- Glass bridges located hundreds of feet above the ground are not for the faint hearted and for those who suffer vertigo
- One glass bridge has been closed two weeks after it opened due to a shattered pane
China has been known to be one, if not the only, country who has made glass bridges a must-try experience. However, while some tourists and visitors marvel at the beauty from hundreds of feet above the ground, others are hit with vertigo and have difficulty in conquering not only their fear of heights but also their literally spinning world.
Some of the tourists who accepted the challenge of crossing one of the China’s glass bridges were filmed as they try their best to cross the bridge successfully. This vertigo-inducing bridge is located hundreds of feet above a canyon. It is believed to be in Hunan Province in central China.
As shown in the film, one of the visitors was dragged by another person as they try to make it to the other end of the bridge. As other onlookers laugh at his ordeal, this man decided not to give a care and just hold on the side rail for dear life while hoping that somehow he wakes up and finds out that all of this is just a dream.
Another tourist is not as lucky as the rest as he gets hit by vertigo while trying to cross the bridge. Due to the nature of vertigo, which literally makes you feel like your world is spinning, the visitor refuses to move forward or even make another move.
The glass bridges in China are designed to withstand earthquakes, strong winds, and even the weight of hundreds of visitors trying to cross it at the same time. However, despite these features, the glass bridges have still attracted numerous safety concerns.
It can be recalled that in October 2015, a glass bridge located in Henan Province was shut down two weeks after it first opened its doors to the public. One of the glass panes of the said glass bridge shattered. The said glass bridge is suspended about 4,000 feet above the ground.