China’s ‘bendable’ glass bridge so extraordinary that some didn’t believe it was real

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Would you cross it? China’s double-deck ‘bendable’ glass bridge so extraordinary that some didn’t believe it was real

  • The incredible Ruyi Bridge is 100 meters long and spans the Shenxianju Valley in China’s Zhejiang Province
  • The crossing consists of three undulating bridges and part of the deck is made of transparent glass
  • Since images of it appeared on social media, many have stated that they would never have the courage to go over it

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For some this is a bridge too far.

These photos show a double-deck glass bridge in China with a mind-boggling wavy design that is just too scary for some people.

When video footage and photos of the structure – called the Ruyi Bridge – appeared on social media outlets, some users said they would never have the courage to set foot on it. And some were so incredulous that they declared that the bridge, which is 140 meters above a ravine, was a fake.

The Ruyi Bridge, pictured, is a double-deck glass bridge in China with a mind-boggling design that's just too scary for some people

The Ruyi Bridge, pictured, is a double-deck glass bridge in China with a mind-boggling design that’s just too scary for some people

After seeing drone images of the bridge on Twitter, And Grassi wrote: ‘If this is real there would be a location (lon / lat) so I’m calling it fake.’

And after seeing a movie of the crossing YouTube, ‘oceans’ asked: ‘[The] latitude and longitude of this “bridge” or it didn’t. ‘

Post a video of the bridge, astronaut commander Chris Hadfield joked on Twitter, “I would like better handrails.” In answer, Coleen said, “And an adult diaper change station at both ends.”

The bridge is 100 meters long and spans the Shenxianju Valley in Zhejiang Province

The bridge is 100 meters long and spans the Shenxianju Valley in Zhejiang Province

The bridge is 100 meters long and spans the Shenxianju Valley in Zhejiang Province

The crossing actually consists of three undulating bridges and part of the deck is made of transparent glass

The crossing actually consists of three undulating bridges and part of the deck is made of transparent glass

The crossing actually consists of three undulating bridges and part of the deck is made of transparent glass

The bridge was designed by He Yunchang, an expert in steel structures who was also involved in the design of the Beijing Bird's Nest Stadium for the 2008 Olympic Games.

The bridge was designed by He Yunchang, an expert in steel structures who was also involved in the design of the Beijing Bird's Nest Stadium for the 2008 Olympic Games.

The bridge was designed by He Yunchang, an expert in steel structures who was also involved in the design of the Beijing Bird’s Nest Stadium for the 2008 Olympic Games.

Wyn on Twitter wrote, “I would like a lot of conviction and armor.”

While Paul De Rego added: ‘Architecturally beautiful! Functional and artistic! Love it!’

The bridge, which is 100 meters long and spans the Shenxianju Valley in Zhejiang Province, actually consists of three undulating bridges and part of the deck is made of transparent glass, reports Zhejiang China

Astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield posted a video of the bridge and joked on Twitter, 'I would like better handrails'

Astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield posted a video of the bridge and joked on Twitter, 'I would like better handrails'

Astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield posted a video of the bridge and joked on Twitter, ‘I would like better handrails’

Since its opening last September, more than 200,000 people have visited the bridge

Since its opening last September, more than 200,000 people have visited the bridge

Since its opening last September, more than 200,000 people have visited the bridge

It is called the Ruyi Bridge because it was designed to look like a jade ruyi – a ceremonial ghost that is a symbol of good luck in China.

According to Living architecture, the bridge was designed by He Yunchang, an expert in steel structures who was also involved in the design of the Beijing Bird’s Nest Stadium for the 2008 Olympic Games.

Since its opening last September, more than 200,000 people have visited the bridge and it has become one of the area’s greatest attractions.

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