A thrilling bridge built at an altitude of 140 meters on the scenic landscape that crosses one of the gorges of the Shenxianju valley, in the province of Zhejiangon was called The Ruyi Bridge and is an incredible attraction recently inaugurated in eastern China.

This incredible modern wonder is 100 meters long and takes its inspiration from the sinuous shape of a “Ruyi”, an object of oriental tradition, a symbol of happiness and good omen, although locals refer to it as the Ruyi Bridge, most people know it as the scariest bridge in the world because of this double-decker bridge is built from glass and resides about 460 feet above a massive ravine, making it terrifying for most people who attempt to cross it on foot.

“If this is real, there would be a location (long/lat), so I call it fake,” a Twitter user shared his reaction after viewing drone footage of the bridge.

The aerial footage of the bridge was uploaded to YouTube at the beginning of November 2020, it is said that The ‘Ruyi Bridge’ in the Shenxianju Scenic Area in Xianju county is shaped like a jade Ruyi in the sky, attracting many tourists to take pictures, Taizhou City, East China’s Zhejiang Province, 17 October 2020,” according to a YouTube channel entitled Oriental Image.

People who cross it can look down toward the bottom of the ravine while standing safely on the bridge, since the bridge is created from transparent glass. The bridge is only one hundred meters long or 328 feet, but it was designed in such a way to be perfectly terrifying for those who are brave enough to attempt to cross it.

The Ruyi Bridge was first revealed in 2017, before opening in 2020. However, it has since become a huge tourist attraction with more than 200,000 brave visitors making the walk between the two mountains since it opened. The bridge was designed by He Yunchang, it was confirmed by Arquitectura Viva and he was a steel expert who helped create The iconic Beijing’s Bird’s Nest Stadium for Olympics in 2008.

The Ruyi Bridge is not only windy, but it is also one of the world’s highest bridges.

Daily Mail ran a report on the Ruyi Bridge, which attracted hundreds of comments from viewers across the world:

“A solid no.”

“Just looking at the photos would give me nightmares.”

“Omg, no way would I cross that. It’s my worst nightmare.”

“China making awesome things, and here we canceling everything.”

“I might consider it on virtual reality, but even then, probably not.”

“Try walking on Rainbow Bridge built into the rock over the Grand Canyon, with a sheer drop of hundreds of feet. That’s another leap of faith.”

“Clever, no doubt, but why ruin such a beautiful location with something so obtrusive?”

Other readers expressed their concern because the bridge was made in China.

“I don’t trust anything made in China.”

“Based on my experience of China cheapies, I’m guessing the bridge was straight when made and then warped out of shape within a week or two…”

“Having seen (on LiveLeak) numerous videos of people being swallowed by collapsing Chinese escalators and similar examples of failing Chinese engineering, I would give this bridge a miss.”

“While China is busy building and innovating, British are busy pulling down Statue.”

What do you think about this glass-bottom Ruyi bridge in China? Would you cross it?

Sources: Awm, Interestingengineering, Traveller

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