China’s strange obsession with glass bridges

China certainly has a flare for the architecturally ambitious. From the CCTV headquarters in Beijing

 

To this futuristic ‘galaxy soho’ building. China seems to be trying too hard to impress everyone with their construction capabilities.

(Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

But have Chinese tourists put the CCP to a test by crowding this week? Authorities offered tourists a free trip across the 430 meter bridge in Pingdingshan city.

ZHANGJIAJIE, CHINA: Two women take pictures on the glass-floor suspension bridge in Zhangjiajie in south China’s Hunan province on October 14, 2016 in Zhangjiajie, China. The 430-meter-long bridge, featuring 99 pieces of five-centimeter-thick reinforced glass as its floor, spans some 300 meter above the bottom of the Karst valley in the scenic zone. It is both the longest and the highest glass bridge in the world. (Wang He/Getty Images)

Too many crowds didn’t seem to spoil the fun.

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