It only opened two weeks ago, but now the world’s longest and highest glass bridge – located in China – has been closed for renovations.
That’s right: after opening to the public on August 20 – just 13 days ago – the record-breaking bridge in China’s Zhangjiajie province has closed to the public to allow for improvements to be carried out.
Speaking to CNN, a spokesperson from the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon’s marketing and sales department said that demand had been overwhelming, with the bridge receiving 10 times more interest than the glass bridge’s daily capacity of 8,000 visitors.
Would be visitors have been reassured that there have been no cracks or problems with the bridge itself, the closure will allow for essential works to take place to improve the bridge’s infrastructure, including its customer service and booking systems.
Whilst the bridge should reopen at some point in the future, it’s not clear yet when this will be.