New China landmark ‘too crazy to exist’

new china landmark too crazy to exist

A 100m “bending” bridge has opened in China. Some people on Chinese social media have said it was “too crazy to exist”.

The Ruyi bridge, located in the Zhejiang province, south of Shanghai, was first revealed in 2017, before opening in 2020.

Initially, the designs were met with scepticism, with the wonky walkways standing 140m above ground seeming unrealistic.

Former astronaut Chris Hadfield said he’d “want better handrails” while others called it “fake” and a product of computer imagery.

However, it has since become a huge tourist attraction with more than 200,000 brave visitors making the walk between the two mountains since it opened.

The bridge design is inspired by a jade ruyi, a curved object used as a symbol of good fortune in China.

It is made with three undulating bridges, with the deck partly made of glass.

Explaining the design, the creators explained: “Intertwined into an undulating bridge body, visitors have a sense of experience when they pass.

“The rigid and soft shape is perfectly integrated with the natural scenery, just like a jade ruyi in the sky, and like a fairy draped silk.”

China is also home to the world’s longest and highest bridge…

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