New tourist attraction sees 20-inch-wide walkway open 850 feet above the ground
A brand new 20-inch-wide walkway attached to a cliff and built 259 metres (850 feet) above the ground has opened in eastern China's Yandang Mountain. It is to give thrill-seekers in the East Asian country yet another way to get their heart racing and adrenaline surging.
According to the Daily Mail, the metal structure protrudes eight metres (26 feet) from the face of the rock it is attached to.
The walkway forms a section of a trail that is 900 metres (2,952 feet) long and 280 metres (918 feet) high. Engineers spent two weeks constructing the bridge, which cost approximately 100,000 yuan ($14,330).
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The crescent-shaped attraction opened on October 20 and is part of a via ferrata (Italian for 'iron way') path, which is a rock-climbing route with a safety system permanently installed.
It allows those with little to no experience in rock climbing to safely scale or move across large cliffs without the need for heavy-duty climbing equipment.
There are two other via ferrata courses in Yandang Mountain. One measures 400 metres (1,312 feet) long and 290 metres (951 feet) high, and the other is 70 metres (229 feet) long.
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All of the three routes were built near the top of 300-metre-tall (984-foot-tall) Taping Peak, and the entire project cost around 1,300,000.
Fang Yuan, General Manager of the Yandang mountain via ferrata project said that such extreme attractions were becoming increasingly popular in the country, even when China's interests in glass-bottom bridges - walkways paved with transparent panes - began to dip suddenly, the Daily Mail reports.
In 2017, more than 70 of these structures were constructed hundreds of feet above the ground in various scenic parts of the country, contributing to the hundreds of existing walkways built across China.