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At A Cost: Every victory comes at a cost
At A Cost: Every victory comes at a cost

Every victory comes at a cost

At A Cost: Just in case the public wasn't sufficiently convinced by a joumalist smashing the world's longest and highest glass bridge with a sledgehammer(and surviving), the owners of the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon bridge in China decided to prove its safety by upping the ante over the weekend. In its latest media-directed "safety test" of the 430-meter bridge, suspended a heart-stopping 300 meters above a gorge, the Zhangj ajie national park's owners had 20 volunteers swing sledgehammers at th glass, making visible cracks in the top layer Then, a Volvo XC90 SUV carrying 11 people rolled over the cracked panels Like many other glass bridges and viewing structures across the world, the Zhangjiajie bridge's glass panels are made of multiple layers, so visible cracks don't mean the panels will give way Zhangjiajie's three-layered glass panels measure 3m by 4.5m, and each layer is 5mm-thick. The organisers are staging all of these safety showcases" ahead of Zhangjiajie's grand opening slated for July The bridge, designed by Israeli architect Haim Dotan, was built at a cost of about 460 million yuan ($69 million), and the national park's operators are keen to assuage the publics fears of the bridge being unsafe. It hasn't been too long since another glass bridge in China cracked, after all. The Yuntai Mountain Geological Park's glass bridge cracked back in Oct. 2015, after a tourist dropped a mug on one of the panels on the walkoway. People on it noticed the crack and, While the park's spokesperson said that only one of three layers of glass on the panel broke, it freaked people out enough that the skywalk has been closed since. BITCH PLEASE China keeps trying to prove its glass bridge is safe, so it drove a 2-tonne SUV over it
At A Cost: Just in case the public wasn't sufficiently
 convinced by a joumalist smashing the
 world's longest and highest glass bridge with
 a sledgehammer(and surviving), the owners
 of the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon bridge in
 China decided to prove its safety by upping
 the ante over the weekend.
 In its latest media-directed "safety test" of
 the 430-meter bridge, suspended a
 heart-stopping 300 meters above a gorge,
 the Zhangj ajie national park's owners had
 20 volunteers swing sledgehammers at th
 glass, making visible cracks in the top layer
 Then, a Volvo XC90 SUV carrying 11 people
 rolled over the cracked panels
 Like many other glass bridges and viewing
 structures across the world, the Zhangjiajie
 bridge's glass panels are made of multiple
 layers, so visible cracks don't mean the
 panels will give way
 Zhangjiajie's three-layered glass panels
 measure 3m by 4.5m, and each layer is
 5mm-thick.
 The organisers are staging all of these safety
 showcases" ahead of Zhangjiajie's grand
 opening slated for July
 The bridge, designed by Israeli architect Haim
 Dotan, was built at a cost of about 460 million
 yuan ($69 million), and the national park's
 operators are keen to assuage the publics
 fears of the bridge being unsafe.
 It hasn't been too long since another glass
 bridge in China cracked, after all. The Yuntai
 Mountain Geological Park's glass bridge
 cracked back in Oct. 2015, after a tourist
 dropped a mug on one of the panels on the
 walkoway. People on it noticed the crack and,
 While the park's spokesperson said that only
 one of three layers of glass on the panel broke,
 it freaked people out enough that the skywalk
 has been closed since.
 BITCH PLEASE
China keeps trying to prove its glass bridge is safe, so it drove a 2-tonne SUV over it

China keeps trying to prove its glass bridge is safe, so it drove a 2-tonne SUV over it