A transparent glass walkway on the edge of Yuntai Mountain cracked under walking tourists, giving them the fright of their lives.
Elevated glass walkways and bridges are popular in China with more opening all the time, including the walkway around Yuntai Mountain in the Henan Province that opened on Sept 20.
It has since been closed due to one of the glass panels cracking while multiple visitors were walking on the transparent glass path.
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A representative for the Yuntai Mountain tourism bureau told People’s Daily in China that the crack initially began when someone dropped their stainless steel mug on one of the glass panels.
The glass panels have three layers of glass and since only the top layer was cracked, the spokesperson for the bureau assured news channels that no one was actually in danger.
The Yuntai Mountain walkway is 3,500 feet in the air and hangs over the edge of the thousand-meter mountain. The glass supposedly holds 800 kilograms of weight per square meter.
Tourists visiting the walkway posted “I heard a bang from under…Everybody is screaming. I cried, ‘It’s really cracked! It’s really cracked!’ And pushed the people in front of me to get away,” on Weibo, a Chinese social media channel.
Visitors were evacuated from the path and there is no information as to whether the walkway will reopen.
Here is a video of the path: