The Scariest Bridge In The World Is Open To Foot Traffic, And People That Have Walked it…
Often called the scariest bridge in the world, the Ruyi Bridge in China has become a viral sensation, with people sharing their experiences and reactions to crossing the double-decker glass structure. Spanning 460 feet above a vast ravine, the bridge has gained notoriety on social media as users recount their nerve-wracking journeys across it.
One Twitter user doubted the authenticity of drone footage of the bridge, stating, "If this is real, there would be a location (long/lat), so I call it fake." However, the YouTube channel Oriental Image confirmed the bridge's existence, describing it as "shaped like a jade Ruyi in the sky" and located in the Shenxianju Scenic Area in Xianju County, Taizhou City, East China's Zhejiang Province. The footage was uploaded in November 2020.
Measuring 328 feet in length, the Ruyi Bridge was designed to induce fear in those daring enough to traverse it. With its transparent glass construction, pedestrians can gaze down into the depths of the ravine below while standing securely on the bridge. The designer behind this frightening structure is He Yunchang, a steel expert who also contributed to the creation of Beijing's Bird's Nest Stadium for the 2008 Olympics.
The Ruyi Bridge is not only known for its strong winds but also its height, making it one of the tallest bridges globally. Since its opening in September 2020, the bridge has already welcomed over 200,000 visitors.
Following a report on the Ruyi Bridge by the Daily Mail, readers from around the world shared their opinions and concerns:
"A solid no."
"Just looking at the photos would give me nightmares."
"Omg, no way would I cross that. It's my worst nightmare."
"China making awesome things, and here we canceling everything."
"I might consider it on virtual reality, but even then, probably not."
"Try walking on Rainbow Bridge built into the rock over the Grand Canyon, with a sheer drop of hundreds of feet. That's another leap of faith."
"Clever, no doubt, but why ruin such a beautiful location with something so obtrusive?"
Some readers were skeptical of the bridge's safety due to its Chinese origins:
"I don't trust anything made in China."
"Based on my experience of China cheapies, I'm guessing the bridge was straight when made and then warped out of shape within a week or two…"
"Having seen (on LiveLeak) numerous videos of people being swallowed by collapsing Chinese escalators and similar examples of failing Chinese engineering, I would give this bridge a miss."
"While China is busy building and innovating, British are busy pulling down statues."
The Ruyi Bridge has undoubtedly captured the attention and imagination of people worldwide, offering a thrilling and unforgettable experience for those who dare to cross it.
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