Glass bridge in China – level 3
Not for the faint-hearted! A glass bridge has been erected in China and people are already taking a crack at it. Brave volunteers and staff thrashed sledgehammers down onto the glass bottom bridge beneath them to test the strength and sturdiness of the structure. And with the bridge being suspended a whopping 300 metres above ground that definitely took some guts.
Israeli Haim Dotan is the chief architect behind the project, which its creators claim is the largest glass bridge of its kind in the world.
The courageous volunteers were harnessed to the side of the bridge as a precaution but reassuringly none of them managed to break through the glass. And just to drive the point home, a 15-tonne SUV was then driven over the glass just to, er, hammer in its strength.
Difficult words: faint-hearted (easily scared), take a crack at something (this means two things: have a turn at doing something and hit something very hard), thrash (move to hit with), sturdiness (strength), whopping (very large), guts (courage), claim (say), harnessed (in a set of straps for protection), precaution (something which you do to be safe), drive the point home (make obvious), SUV (a sport utility vehicle).
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