A 2,073.5-meter glass bridge in the tourist area of Moc Chau Island in Son La province, which will soon be opened to the public, is believed to be the longest glass bridge in the world, a tourism official in Vietnam told a reporter.
The Bach Long Bridge, which opens April 30 for Reunification Day, is being submitted to Guinness World Records for recognition as the world’s longest glass bridge, local media reported.
For security reasons, only 500 tourists are allowed on the bridge at a time, officials said.
If recognized, the Bach Long Bridge in Vietnam will be the longest glass bridge in the world, replacing the position of a glass bridge in China’s Hunan province.
Officials from the Moc Chau Island Tourist Area said the bridge, which hangs nearly 150 feet above the ground, has a deck made of supertoughened glass produced by the French company St. Gobain.
In China, a 1,410.7-meter glass bridge spanning Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon in China’s Hunan Province is recognized by Guinness World Records as the longest glass-bottom bridge in the world.