A 3,540-foot-high (1,080m) glass walkway at Yuntai Mountain Geological Park in China cracked right under visitors’ feet on Monday after a visitor dropped a stainless steel cup. This walkway opened on September 20th, and given that another glass bridge was recently opened in China over a mountain gorge, many Chinese people have been less than thrilled at the news.


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The visitors were not endangered, as the walkway features several layers of 2.7cm-thick glass, each of which can support 800kg per square meter. Because the glass plates were custom-made, there is no word on when the walkway will be reopened.

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“Suddenly I heard a loud ‘bang’ and the path under my foot started shaking” – said one of the visitors of the glass walkway

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“I looked down under my foot and one piece of glass was broken”

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“I don’t know what caused this, but at that second many people screamed. I shouted that it really broke! Then I pushed in front of  people and ran. It was terrifying”

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Luckily, the walkway had several layers of glass, so the visitors weren’t harmed

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Because the glass plates were custom-made, there is no word on when the walkway will be reopened

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Watch this video about the scenic mountain walkway: