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    New Glass Bridge Closed Down | 新玻璃桥关闭
    Date/Time: 2016/09/06
    Synopsis:
    Just 13 days after opening, China's record-breaking glass bridge was closed on Friday Sept. 2nd due to what was described by the bridge's marketing department as 'overwhelming demand'.  China's Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon bridge was designed to hold up to 8000 visitors but 10 times that many had been swarming the area hoping to get their chance for the ultimate thrill; walking across the 430-meter glass bridge suspended between two cliffs while looking down through the glass floor into the 300-meter-deep valley. So many wanted to take in the view that had inspired the movie 'Avatar' that the local infrastructure was strained to the breaking point. In a move unpopular with the general public, bridge officials were forced to close down the bridge so that the necessary expansions in services connected with the bridge, and also throughout the region, could be made.
    The bridge spokesperson confirmed that  there was no problem with bridge safety and that no safety incidents or accidents had occurred. The bridge is to be closed until further notice. 
     
    创纪录的玻璃桥在开放仅13天,就于9月2日关闭,关闭原因为市场部收到了“空前的需求”。张家界大峡谷玻璃桥的设计可同时容纳8000人,但是实际来到现场想要体验刺激的人数得到了设计负载的10倍,所有人都想在两个悬崖之间长达430米高300米的玻璃桥上走一遍,当地的基础设施不堪重负,几近崩溃。虽然这个决定可能不受欢迎,但是当地有关部门还是决定暂时关闭玻璃桥,等到周边配套服务得以升级之后再次开放。玻璃桥的发言人确认桥的安全不是问题,在开放的13天内未发生任何安全事故或意外。玻璃桥的再次开放时间有待公布。

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