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The 330-foot high glass-bottom bridge suffered irreparable damage after gale-force winds destroyed some of the railing and panels while a tourist was stranded midway across the span.
According to the UK publication Unilad, the stranded tourist on a resort’s glass bridge in China’s Jilin Province was eventually guided carefully off of the damaged structure by emergency personnel and taken to a hospital.
The glass-bottom bridge has become a widely popular tourist attraction throughout China and the world. A famous one exists in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and is open for many months out of the year while the highest in the world can be found in Zhangjiajie, China, and spans between two cliffs — stretching 1400 feet long and dangling more than 1000 feet off the ground.
According to media reports across Sina Weibo (the Chinese equivalent of Twitter), the resort was closed following the gale-force winds.