Eeep! Chinese tourists flee as Yuntai Mountain glass bridge cracks

Eeep! Chinese tourists flee as Yuntai Mountain glass bridge cracks

Not to worry, say officials, that was just because some naughty visitors dropped their flask

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Cracking up! The bridge at Yuntai Mountain
Photo: SCMP Pictures

Glass bridges are popular at high-up tourist destinations, like the Grand Canyon in the US. They give you the feeling of walking on air, and allow you to appreciated the jaw dropping view. Of course, you need to not be terrified of heights, and have a great amount of trust in the people who built the bridge. 

So yeah, cracks have shown on the U-shaped glass-bottomed skywalk built around the Yuntai Mountain cliff in China, sending tourists fleeing off the structure, Chinese media reported.

Internet users posted pictures online showing cracks on the reinforced glass flooring, which is suspended more than 1,000 metres above sea level, around a cliff on Yuntai Mountain in Henan province, the Legal Evening News reported.

The photos sparked an outcry, with internet users alleging that inferior construction material had been used to build the skywalk, which opened to public only about two weeks ago.

Officials said the cracks were caused by tourists who had dropped a thermos flask on the glass.

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