"Floating in mid-air | Open hearts | I love you "
[Haim Z. Dotan]
Imagine a huge bridge, long about 400 meters, wide six and located at a height of 300 meters; a bridge whose floor is entirely in transparent glass, allowing you to look out over the deep canyon. Well, it's not science fiction, but pure reality. The object in question bears the name of Zhangjiajie bridge, renamed by his artist, not by chance, the "bridge for brave hearts".
Designed by the Chinese architect Haim Z. Dotan, connects two promontories of the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, inside the splendid and spectacular setting of the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in China. A bridge, almost invisible thanks to the transparencies, which allows the passage of well 800 people at a time. Really incredible.
The bridge, as mentioned, has an entirely glass floor, two steel side handrails and some suspension cables. A fairly minimal style; however such a structure can be. In fact, the architect's idea was not to undermine the beauty of nature and place. The final result, in our opinion, has been fully achieved. The impact of the bridge on the surrounding nature is really minimal. As Dotam states, it was designed specifically to be invisible.
The scenario, moreover, does not fear comparisons. Not by chance, from the 2004, Zhangjiajie is on the list of UNESCO global geoparks! Also an area of this wonderful park has inspired the mountain ranges of the movie Avatar!
As expected, the works for the construction of the Glass Bridge have been really long. Only in August 2016, Zhangjiajie bridge was finally inaugurated. The Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is a protected natural area of the People's Republic of China; is located in the municipality of Zhangjiajie, in the northern province of Hunan.
And you, are you brave enough to set foot on this incredible bridge?
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