New Glass Bridge in China Closes 13 Days After Opening
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Visitors to China’s new glass bridge are not happy that they won’t be able to cross the massive structure this weekend, Travel + Leisure magazine reported.
The 1,115-foot-long bridge over Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon in China’s Yunan Province just opened Aug. 20 and has already closed because it cannot hold all the people who want to walk across it, the magazine said.
The record-breaking bridge closed Friday, according to CNN.
"We're overwhelmed by the volume of visitors," a Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon marketing and sales department spokesman told CNN.
He also told CNN that the bridge can only hold 8,000 visitors a day, but 80,000 people have showed up to cross it daily.
According to CNN, the company that manages the tourist attraction apologized for the inconvenience Thursday on the Chinese microblogging website Weibo. In the post, the company said government officials made the decision to close on Friday because of the "urgency to improve and update" the bridge.
"I have booked everything and now you are saying you are closed,” XiaoMOMOYa responded on Weibo, according to CNN. “Are you kidding me?"
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