It's a thrill — walking on glass suspended high above a canyon floor. It's also scary and demands a little faith.
Last October, a floor panel in a newly opened glass walkway cracked. The skywalk was suspended some 325 feet above a canyon floor in central China. Think about the height of 10 feet. Think about the height of a high diving board. It's high. Now think three ... hundred ... and twenty-five feet above the canyon floor, and you're standing on a plate of glass suspended in midair, as it were, and the glass suddenly CRACKS! To say that this freaked everyone out is an understatement. Terror among the tourists!!! That's the screaming headline on media sites.
Hearing that news is enough to send a chill up the spine of even the most intrepid among us; seeing pictures of the bridge makes it even worse. They show a narrow, 1,300-foot-long glass-bottomed walkway, part of which is wrapped high in the air across a cliff face and part of which is suspended between two canyon walls in Yuntai Mountain Scenic Park in Henan province, China.
According to witnesses, when the crack happened, there was a...
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