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.

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