Volvo SUV drives across glass bridge to prove its safety

Volvo SUV drives across glass bridge to prove its safety

0 comments 📅04 November 2016, 21:50

The crowd’s longest and highest glass bridge was put to the investigation yet again over the weekend in a public security demonstration in preparation for its grand opening. Spanning the breathtaking Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon in China’s Hunan function, the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Bridge is 1,410 feet (430 meters) hanker and stands 984 feet (300 meters) in excess of the canyon floor. It was designed by Israeli architect Haim Dotan and is constructed of steel and bulky layers of glass sandwiched together, which gives visitors a lovely view of the canyon below. Unfortunately, since the telescope bridge at Yuntai Mountain Geological Deposit cracked back in October 2015, tourists entertain been leery of glass bridges.

According to Mashable, the owners of the go are understandably eager to prove to tourists that the go is completely safe. To that end, the park organized a number of community safety showcases to prove the bridge’s sturdiness and sanctuary. The latest showcase involved both sledgehammers and a fully insidious Volvo XC90.

First, the showcase organizers invited twenty volunteers to denounce one of the glass panels with sledgehammers. Once upon a time they were fitted with security harnesses and properly tied off, the volunteers had a whack at the lens. The top layer of glass developed a matrix of exceptional cracks, but no real structural damage was caused. Then, to genuinely drive the point home, organizers ran a ebony Volvo XC90 loaded with eleven passengers across the bond without incident. The Zhangjiajie Grand Defile Bridge is scheduled to open in July.


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