China’s clearly spectacular glass footbridges – UPDATED

Lianjiang River Gorge Glass Bridge – Source: designboom.com

Words can hardly describe this magnificent 1,726 foot glass suspension bridge that was recently completed over the Lianjiang River Gorge (part of the Huangchuan Three Gorges) in the Liangzhou District of China. It is world’s longest glass bridge and opened earlier this year.

Source: designboom.com

Adjectives that accurately describe this structure could include; eye-popping, magnificent, gorgeous, breathtaking, unique, spectacular, death-defying, thrilling, scary, fun, cool, striking, heart-stopping, scary, mind-bending, and many, many more.

Source: designboom.com

In addition to this structure, a number of other impressive glass bridges have been built in China over the past decade. Here’s a list of the longest ones (updated on 3/8/21):

1. Lianjiang River Gorge Glass Bridge (2020) = 1,726 foot main span (world’s longest main span for a glass footbridge)

2. Huaxi World Adventure Park Glass Bridge – China (2019) = 1,700 foot main span

3. Hongyagu Glass Bridge – China (2017) = 1,600 foot main span

4. Huangchuansanxia Glass Footbridge – China (2020) = 1,509 foot main span

5. Daqingshan Glass Footbridge – China (2019) = 1,476 foot main span

6. Hongyagu Glass Footbridge – China (2017) = 1,460 foot main span

7. Longguwan Glass Footbridge – China (2019) = 1,460 foot main span

8. Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge – China (2016) = 1,410 foot main span (world’s highest clearance at 980 feet)

9. Qingrengu Glass Footbridge – China (2019) = 1,165 foot main span

10. Bailihuang Glass Footbridge – China (2019 ) = 1,148 foot main span

11. Huanghe Sanxia Glass Footbridge – China (2019) = 1,083 foot main span

12-16. Shiniuzhai Glass Bridge – China (2015); Baiheyundu Glass Footbridge – China (2017); Yuhuang Yangshenggu Glass Footbridge – China (2019); Jiangjunxia Glass Footbridge – China (2019); and Yunjian Glass Footbridge – China (2021) = 984 foot main span

17. Lingjiangyuan Glass Footbridge – China (2018) = 951 foot main span

18. Nanjianyan Cloud Glass Footbridge – China (2018) = 935 foot main span

19. Taiping Footbridge – Taiwan (2017) = 922 foot main span

20-21. Sanshui Nanshan Glass Footbridge – China (2019) and Huaxi Glass Footbridge – China (2019) = 919 foot main span

22. Zhuhai Glass Footbridge – China (2019) = 886 foot main span

23-25. Benxi Grand Canyon Glass Footbridge – China (2019); Longmenshuidu Glass Footbridge – China (2018); Shenquangu Glass Footbridge – China (2019) = 869 foot main span

26. Hongshiya Glass Footbridge – China (2019) = 853 foot main span

27. Yunmenshan Glass Bridge – China (2018) = 837 foot main span

28-29. Danshanchishui Glass Footbridge – China (2019) and Fengchuipo Glass Footbridge – China (2019) = 820 foot main span

30. Longfenggu Glass Footbridge – China (2018) = 794 foot main span

31-35. Wulonghe Glass Footbridge – China (20??); Longli Grassland Glass Footbridge – China (2018); Shibiaoshan Glass Footbridge – China (2018); Duxian Glass Footbridge – China (2019); Sanbaishan Glass Footbridge – China (2019) = 787 foot main span

36. Yeyuhai Glass Footbridge – China (2019) = 772 foot main span

37-39. Yunquangu Glass Footbridge – China (2018); Yinglong Gorge 5D Glass Bridge – China (2018); and Tianyundu Glass Footbridge – China (2020) = 755 foot main span

40-41. Yinxianshanzhuang Glass Footbridge – China (2018) and Sanxia Zhuhai Glass Footbridge – China (2019) = 738 foot main span

42. Qidonggou Glass Footbridge – China (2018) = 722 foot main span

43-44. Wushan Grand Canyon Glass Footbridge – China (20??) and Fengdu Lianhuashan Glass Footbridge – China (2018) = 705 foot main span

45-47. 3D Glass Bridge – China (2017); Shuanglongwan Glass Footbridge – China (2018); and Jiuding Meihuashan Glass Footbridge – China (2019) = 689 foot main span

48. Balahu Glass Footbridge – China (2019) = 682 foot main span

49-50. Qinglianggu Glass Footbridge – China (2018) and Piyanshan Glass Footbridge – China (2020) = 673 foot main span

51-58. Tianyun Mountain Glass Bridge – China (2015); Tangchuan Grand Canyon Glass Footbridge – China (2016); Xinglongshan Glass Footbridge – China (2017); Shuanglonggou Glass Footbridge -China (2017); Jiulong Glass Footbridge – China (2019); Liuzhou City Glass Bridge – China (2019); Shenpugou Glass Footbridge – China (2019); Shiyanhu Glass Footbridge – China (2019 ); and Tiankongzhiqiao Glass Footbridge – China (2020) = 656 foot main span

59. Tianlonggu Glass Footbridge – China (2017) = 640 foot main span

60-63. Xiangyun Glass Footbridge – China (20??); Gulongxia Glass Footbridge – China (2018); Xiyoudong Glass Footbridge – China (2018); Yuntaishan Glass Footbridge – China (2018); and Yunzhiduan Glass Footbridge – China (2018) = 623 foot main span

64-65. Fuxishan Glass Footbridge – China (2018) and Duku Glass Footbridge – China (2019) = 610 foot main span

66. Foshan Yingxiang Ecological Park Glass Footbridge – China (2018 ) = 607 foot main span

67. Dandong Phoenix Mountain Glass Footbridge – China (2018) = 600 foot main span

Flying Dragon in the Sky – Source: xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/23/c_136847696_3.htm

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