China is getting another attraction that’ll make any thrill seeker’s heart race. This “invisible” glass bridge will give those who traverse it the illusion of walking on air, hundreds of feet up.
A series of bridges and walkways will use mirrored stainless steel and black stone to create the connection between sandstone formations in the middle of Wulingyuan Scenic Area. The area—known as Zhangjiajie—was the inspiration for Hallelujah Mountains in “Avatar,” and made history in 1982 when it became China’s first national forest park.
The bridge system, from France-based Martin Duplantier Architectes, will cost over $4 million to construct. It was designed to be invisible and to seamlessly blend into its surroundings, allowing visitors to immerse themselves completely in nature without tethers or cables obstructing the views.
Nozzles will spray water every seven minutes to create a low-lying cloud in the mountain range. And when wet, the walkway’s upper floor, made of black stone, will reflect its surroundings.
There will also be three glass pavilions built near the bridge and available for guests to book VIP accommodations overnight. The pavilions will also include a cafe and 360° viewing platform.