World’s longest glass bridge closes for maintenance two weeks after opening

The world’s highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge opened to great fanfare on 22 August. But just 13 days later the structure, which spans a spectacular canyon between two mountain cliffs in central Hunan province, has been forced to close.

Officials told CNN that the popularity of the tourist attraction meant urgent maintenance in the area was needed.

“We’re overwhelmed by the volume of visitors,” a spokesperson from the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon’s marketing and sales department said. More

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