China's giant glass bridge hit with sledgehammer

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China's giant glass bridge hit with sledgehammer

#1  Postby DougC » Jun 10, 2016 12:42 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-36494150

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The world's highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge is expected to open next month.
BBC Click's Dan Simmons was challenged to smash his way through one of the panels used to form the skywalk.
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#2  Postby tuco » Jun 10, 2016 2:45 am

Bulletproof bridge :)
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#3  Postby The_Piper » Jun 10, 2016 4:35 am

They'd need to pay me a large sum of money to walk out on that. I'm afraid of heights. I'd crawl across it for a couple million though. :dopey:
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#4  Postby tuco » Jun 10, 2016 5:41 am

Worry not. It will not take too long before social justice warriors will win case for non-translucent glass. You are being discriminated, right?! ;)
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#5  Postby Zadocfish2 » Jun 10, 2016 7:35 am

I want to walk on that bridge. I really do.
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#6  Postby NineBerry » Jun 10, 2016 8:39 am

I don't get the point, though. They compare this with the other incident in September. But that other incident was basically the same as would happen on this new bridge: A heavy object falling on the glass would shatter the top layer, showing a spider web pattern, the glass would still be safe. Visitors would still panic and the bridge would have to be closed to repair this section of the glass.

The real problem is not the safety of the glass. I am confident that the glass is safe. The problem is how to control hysteric masses that fear it is not safe.
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