Reporter Tests Glass Bridge In China With Sledgehammer

June 16, 2016


In Hell No Get Me Off This Thing news, this is a video of a BBC news reporter who was invited to try to break an example of the glass panels used to construct the Zhangjiajie bridge at the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in China. The bridge, opening to the public this summer, is the longest (430m, ~1,410-feet) and highest (300m, ~984-feet) glass bridge in the world. This stunt was orchestrated to assure tourists that the bridge is safe and no amount of stomping is going to make them fall. Thank God it worked, right? I wonder what would have happened if he'd actually managed to break through the panels. I doubt we'd be watching this video, that's for sure. NOTHING TO SEE HERE, FOLKS, JUST GONNA NEED TO COLLECT ALL YOUR RECORDING DEVICES. Personally, I have no interest in walking across a glass-bottom bridge because I'm deathly afraid of falling to my death. Drowning, sharks and falling to my death -- that's really all I'm afraid of. Oh, and ghosts. *apparition appears* You already had your chance, get out of here! Wait -- grandma?! "You disgrace this family so hard." Oh yeah, that's you alright, what do you want? "I came to tell you -- the money...the money is buried..." Oh shit, go on! "The money is buried..." Spit it out already! "Up your ass." Alright, that's it, back into the light with you.

Keep going for the video while I check my ass for money just in case.

Thanks to NOPE, who said it perfectly.

  • DC Madman

    His brother was the guy on youtube who pried the elevator doors open and stepped into the elevator shaft.

  • Aren't there translucent materials that are MUCH stronger than glass? Acrylics or plexiglass for instance? Why the hell would this be made of glass? Glass shatters, this shitty video is proof.

  • dycantos

    It depends on the glass, laminated and layered Pyrex glass is much stronger than Plexiglass or acrylic very few people use pure glass for anything other than decorative item and even they are often some form of compound glass.

  • √Čtienne Pelletier

    thats my favorite thing when I travel to toronto, the CN tower have a glass floor on the top. I like to jump the highest I can and land with all my force on the glass floor and see the crowd of tourist get off the said glass floor in fear,

    you know that feeling when you scare a bunch of pigeon and they all fly away, its 10x that

  • GeneralDisorder

    Did they really have to do that on the bridge itself? Seems a little stupid.

  • Shaun9lives

    Surely someone tested on safe ground before trying on the bridge. But no one is going to be interested in a video of someone failing to smash a glass panel 2 feet above the ground. You have to do it somewhere high-stakes to get people's attention. The fact that we all watched the bridge video and are discussing it is proof. Not that stupid after all.

  • Bling Nye

    Yeah, that was the point actually, doing it on the bridge.. If they did it on the ground, people would be like, "SEE, they don't trust it enough to do it over 900 feet above the ground!!"

    Of course, even if it broke, there's the panel below them still, so it's not like he'd plunge to his death or anything. They aren't smashing one actually installed in the bridge.

    It's just a PR stunt, pure and simple.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Well sure. It's not like the bridge is necessary for commerce or anything. They can just obstruct it all willy nilly. Whatever. But they had to drag that shitty glass pane out over the deepest part of the gorge and then whack it. Then they have to clean the broken shit off.

    I just hope nobody walks across with broken spark plugs in their pockets.

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