VIDEO: Longest, highest glass-bottom bridge opens in China

Still frame from NBC News video

(WFLA) – The much awaited longest and highest glass-bottom bridge in the world opened to visitors this weekend in a scenic national park in Central China.

Spanning two cliffs in a canyon, the bridge is over a quarter mile long and about 20 feet wide. It hovers over a 1,000-foot vertical drop.

It looks like a giant butterfly from the air, NBC reports.

For the safety reasons, the bridge will only allow 8,000 visitors a day at most. You will have to make an appointment one day ahead during the trial operation.

The bridge is paved with 99 panes of three-layered glass. It was completed last December. The cost is about $3.5 million. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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