Glass walkway suspended 3,540 feet above ground cracks under tourists’ feet

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A section of a new glass-bottomed walkway at Yuntai Mountain Geological Park in Henan Province, China, cracked at around 5 p.m. Monday afternoon, causing the tourists on it to understandably freak out.

Lee Dong Hai, a tourist who was on the walkway, posted on the social media site Weibo: “I was almost at the end and suddenly I heard a sound. My foot shook a little. I looked down and I saw that there was a crack in the floor.”

The walkway is suspended at a height of about 1,080 meters, or 3,543 feet.

“A lot of people started to scream,” Hai wrote. “I screamed out, ‘It cracked! It really cracked!’ and then I pushed the people in front of me so that we could run out of the way.”

A spokesperson for the Yuntai Mountain tourism bureau told People’s Daily Online that the cracks occurred after a tourist dropped a stainless steel mug on the walkway. Only one of a total of three layers of glass broke, so the tourists were not in danger, the spokesperson said.

The U-shaped walkway, which just opened in September, is closed until further notice.

Source: Mashable

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