World’s longest glass-bottom bridge opens in Vietnam

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The world’s longest glass-bottom bridge has opened in Vietnam’s northwest Son La province, in line with the resort that constructed it.

The 632m Bach Lengthy Bridge stretches between forested hills on the Moc Chau Island resort, a number of hours’ drive west of town of Hanoi, and opened to vacationers on 29 April.

Its title interprets to “white dragon” – an allusion to the bright-white metalwork that holds up the clear glass platform, 150m above the bottom.

It’s product of specifically tempered French Saint-Gobain glass, with views of the encircling mountains and valleys.

Officers from Guinness World Information are because of go to the bridge within the coming weeks with a view to confirm its record-breaking standing.

If it’s verified because the world’s longest, it’ll beat China’s 526m-long glass bridge within the Huangchuan Three Gorges space of Guangdong, which opened in September 2020 – exceeding it by greater than 100m.

Shiny French glass stretches alongside the 632m bridge

(Moc Chau Island Resort)

“Standing on the bridge, vacationers can see the magnificence of the northwest mountain forest, really feel the sunny nature and the wind hovering within the magical air,” says an announcement on Moc Chau’s Fb web page.

The province of Son La during which the resort is about has tea plantations to discover, in addition to waterfalls, pine forests and tiny rural villages.

The construction is robust sufficient to help 450 folks at a time, say sources at Moc Chau Island, who lately examined the power of the bridge by driving a 4×4 alongside it.

If you happen to occur to seek out your self within the space, it’ll value you 650,000 VND (£22.50) for an grownup ticket and 450,000 VND (£15.60) for a kid’s ticket to cross it, with a reduction of £3.50 on weekday tickets. Kids shorter than 1m in top can cross totally free.

This month, the world’s longest suspension footbridge is about to open within the Czech Republic.

Set within the Dolni Morava ski resort, within the northeast of the nation, Sky Bridge 721 is known as after its size in metres (which converts to 2,365 ft).

Simply 1.2 metres broad and dangling 95 metres above the bottom, it’ll provide a knee-trembling stroll above the nation’s Bohemia area.

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