World's Longest Glass-Bottomed Bridge Opens in Northwest Son La Province of Vietnam

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The World’s longest glass-bottom bridge named ‘Bach Long pedestrian bridge’ opened in northwest Son La province of Vietnam. It is the third glass bridge in Vietnam. In Vietnamese, the term ‘Bach Long bridge’ means “white dragon”.

The bridge is suspended at a stunning height of 150 meters (490 feet) and spanning over 600 meters (1,970 feet) in length above a lush jungle.

It could be the world’s longest glass-bottom bridge. It will be confirmed after an inspection by the Inspectors from the Guiness Book of World Records in the month of May 2022. For now, the official longest glass-bottom bridge is in Guangdong, China which is 526-meter in length.

The new bridge is a pedestrian bridge and will have a tourist attraction that bends around a large valley centered between two peaks. Recently, the country ended with mandatory quarantines for international visitors in mid-March. 

To increase the number of visitors, the country also resumed 15 days of visa-free travel for citizens from 13 countries.

The floor of the bridge i.e. glass-floor is made from French-produced tempered glass, making it strong enough to support up to 450 people at a time, while giving them a spectacular view of the greenery in the gorge far below.

 

   Important points for the exam:

  • The glass-bottom bridge named ‘Bach Long bridge’ opened in northwest Son La province of Vietnam.
  • The bridge is suspended at a stunning height of 150 meters (490 feet) and spans over 600 meters (1,970 feet) in length above a lush jungle.
  • It could be the world’s longest glass-bottom bridge after an inspection by the Inspectors from the Guinness Book of World Records in the month of May 2022.
  • Officially, the longest glass-bottom bridge is in Guangdong, China which is 526-meter in length.

   Facts to know:

  • Vietnam is set to host the Southeast Asian Games next month.
  • Capital of Vietnam: Hanoi.
  • Currency of Vietnam: Vietnamese dong.

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