A terrifying image purportedly shows a man clinging onto the railing
CHINA – A tourist was left hanging on for his dear life after the glass-bottomed bridge he was walking on at a resort in northeast China’s Jilin Province was damaged by a gale.
The incident occurred when several pieces of deck glass of the 100-metre-high bridge were blown off by the wind –gusting at a speed of up to 150 kilometres per hour around 12.45pm at the Piyan Mountain in the city of Longjing on Friday.
Quoting city officials, the Chinese media portal reported that the tourist managed to crawl to safety at 1.20pm with the intervention of firefighters, police, and forestry and tourism personnel and was later sent to a hospital where he is receiving psychological counseling.
A recording of the incident has since been viewed four million times on Chinese social media platform –Weibo.
China is famously known for constructing Glass-bottomed bridges in many of its mountain resorts, this tends to attract visitors from across the world to experience it’s trill.
Some of its popular glass bottomed bridges are located in the mountainous provinces like Jiangxi, Hunan and Yunnan, glass bridges are particularly common.
The most famous is at Zhangjiajie, a tourist destination in Hunan, where a 430-metre-long, six-metre-wide bridge hangs between two steep cliffs 300 metres above the ground.
The Piyan Mountain resort is now closed pending investigations over the incident.