It was only in August that the Chinese unveiled the world’s longest and highest glass bridge in the mountain range of Zhangjiajie in the Hunan province, which inspired the film Avatar. But now, architects are going one step further and have designed an ‘invisible’ bridge that’s both spectacular and scary in equal measure, China People’s Daily reported.
According to the report, the transparent footbridge suspended high between two mountain-tops will cost over $5 million to build and was created by Martin Duplantier Architectes (MDA) and Daqian Landscape Architects, who won a design competition.
The incredible structure is designed to blend in with the landscape of the mountains. It will be built using mirrored stainless steel and the floor will be made of black stone that becomes reflective when wet, according to Designboom.com. The idea is that the structure mirrors the environment and gives the optical illusion of blending into thin air – definitely making it unsuitable for those scared of heights.
The bridge will be made up of two layers, however, so there are some options for nervous visitors. The upper level that connects the two rock faces is in the shape of an elliptical disk and doesn’t have a see-through floor.
The lower level is where things start to get seriously scary however. The floor is 100 per cent glass, allowing brave visitors to gaze at the void below.
Zhangjiajie is already home to the world’s longest and tallest glass bridge so the spot is quickly becoming a destination for adrenaline junkies.