Glass 'bending' bridge in China so scary people thought it was fake

A 100 m long bridge in China has been labeled “too good to be true” because of its crazy design.

The “pliable” Ruyi Bridge opened in Zhejiang Province in 2020 after it was first unveiled in 2017.

But the wobbly sidewalks have since been a hit with locals and tourists alike – though some initially wondered if it could be “wrong”.

The footage of the 140-meter-high bridge was released on social media earlier this year, leading to several skeptical comments.

One person quipped, “I want better handrails.”

Another added: “I want a ticket for the long journey.”

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But the amazing structure is very real and now attracts more than 200,000 every year.

The eye-like design is inspired by a jade ruyi, a curved object used in China as a symbol of good luck.

It consists of three undulating bridges that span the Shenxianju Valley, with a glass deck forming part of the walkway.

Photo from the aerial view shows the

The bridge’s creator previously said they wanted to give visitors a “sense of the experience” as they cross.

The steel expert He Yunchang was also involved in the design of the Bird’s Nest, the legendary stadium of the 2008 Olympic Games.

In addition to the Ruyi, China has two of the longest and tallest glass-bottomed bridges in the world.

One structure is located in Hunan Province and is 426 m long and 304 m high.

It opened in 2016 and has a bungee jump and zip line, as well as a standard walkway.

But selfie fans were disappointed after officials banned cameras – wearing stilettos, which were also removed from the list of approved shoes.

The other long, glass-bottomed structure is in Hebei Province.


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