An enormous glass bridge claiming to be the longest on the planet has opened 0- however it’s just for the courageous.
Vietnam’s Bach Lengthy pedestrian bridge – whose identify interprets to “white dragon” — is 632m (2,073ft) lengthy — and is 150m (492ft) above an enormous jungle.
The ground of the bridge is produced from French-produced tempered glass, making it sturdy sufficient to assist as much as 450 folks at a time.
The glass flooring additionally means vacationers can get wonderful views of the surroundings whereas braving the scary stroll.
“When standing on the bridge, travellers will be capable to admire the great thing about nature,” Hoang Manh Duy, a consultant of the bridge’s operator stated.
Bach Lengthy is Vietnam’s third glass bridge, with native Bui Van Thach saying he hoped it will encourage extra vacationers to go to the realm.
Officers from Guinness World Data are anticipated to confirm the declare subsequent month.
The corporate says it’s the world’s longest glass-bottomed bridge, surpassing the 526m (1,726 ft) construction in Guangdong, China.
A pair pose for images on the Bach Lengthy glass bridge in Moc Chau district in Vietnam’s Son La province on April 29, 2022.NHAC NGUYEN/AFP by way of Getty Photographs
The newly constructed Bach Lengthy glass bridge in Moc Chau district in Vietnam’s Son La province on April 29, 2022.NHAC NGUYEN/AFP by way of Getty Photographs
Bach Lengthy bridge hopes to encourage vacationers to go to the realm.NHAC NGUYEN/AFP by way of Getty Photographs
Vietnamese tourism chiefs are in search of to lure guests again after two years of COVID-19 shutdowns that saved out nearly all international vacationers.
If you happen to fancy making an attempt it, then you can be happy to listen to that Vietnam is open to Brits.
The nation ended quarantine for worldwide guests and resumed 15 days of visa-free journey for UK holidaymakers.
The Guinness World Data are but to confirm the colossal bridge. NHAC NGUYEN/AFP by way of Getty Photographs
Guests stand on the walkway part of the Bach Lengthy glass bridge.NHAC NGUYEN/AFP by way of Getty Photographs
The longest glass bridge on the planet has opened in Vietnam.NHAC NGUYEN/AFP by way of Getty Photographs
And the brand new bridge isn’t even the scariest on the planet.
An 100m (328ft) ‘bending’ bridge opened in China final yr, with many believing it was too loopy to exist.
In 2020, a 1,692ft see-through-bottomed bridge opened in Portugal final yr.
Guests stand on the walkway part of the Bach Lengthy glass bridge on April 29, 2022. NHAC NGUYEN/AFP by way of Getty Photographs
The bridge is suspended a whole lot of ft above the jungle.NHAC NGUYEN/AFP by way of Getty Photographs
Vacationers can stroll greater than 2,000 ft throughout the bridge.NHAC NGUYEN/AFP by way of Getty Photographs
The bridge is suspended 575ft above floor, with a sheer drop into the river and cliffs beneath – and is the longest pedestrian suspension bridge on the planet.
And in 2018, China opened a £15bn (roughly $18.5B) bridge stretching 34 miles from Hong Kong to Macau – which is the longest sea-crossing ever constructed.
This story initially appeared on The Solar and has been reproduced right here with permission.