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Glass Bridge in Huangchuan Three Gorges

CompanyThe Architectural Design & Research Institute of Zhejiang University Co., Ltd
Lead DesignersXu Xie, Liangfeng Sun, Weilong Wang, Weiwei Dong
Design TeamPu Wu, Min Xu, Enquan Dong, Dawei Shi, Guomin Hu, Wanli Gu, Kaikai Shao, Xufang Chen, Hua Zhou, Jing Gu, Jiayuan Ling, Dong Han
Project LocationJiubei Town, Lianzhou, Qingyuan City, Guangdong Province, China
CreditsLianzhou Qingtian Tourism Development Co., Ltd.
Prize(s)Silver in Architecture Categories / Arches, bridges, viaducts and gateways
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Entry Description

The bridge is paved with three layers of 4.5-centimerter-thick ultra-clear tempered laminated glass, the visible transmittance of which is 99.15%. The glass, the guardrails composed of curved stainless steel bars, the bridge tower and red main cables, together form a built landscape that combines the solid and void, the modern and the classical.
This glass bridge is suspended at a height of 201 meters, with a width of 8.8 meters. Spanning a length of 526.14 meters, it has broken the Guinness World Records as the world's longest suspension glass bridge.