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    A tourist poses for a photograph on the world's highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge above a valley in Zhangjiajie in China's Hunan Province on August 20, 2016

    Stomach-Churning Attraction on a Bridge in China (VIDEO)

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    In a hairy moment for a group of tourists crossing popular glass-bottomed bridge, which straddles Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon in China it all of a sudden seemingly started to give way right under their feet.

    In a YouTube video a tour guide is seen moving  down the see-through section of the 980-foot-high glassy walkway when, much to everyone’s surprise or, rather, horror, the glass “floor” begins to crack. The man goes down on his knees and starts to yell.

    However, another man coming his way from the opposite side of the bridge looks perfectly unperturbed.

    After the video created a panicky fervor on local social networks the authorities rushed to explain that the cracking glass was just a special effects panel installed at various sections of the bridge to attract tourists.

    Much-heralded as “the world's highest and longest," the glass-bottomed bridge opened to visitors in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province, in August 2016 and connects two mountain cliffs. It is paved with  99 panes of three-layered transparent glass.

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