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An aerial view of tourists visiting the glass-bottom bridge at Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon during the first trials last weekend. Image by VCG/Getty Images

September 6, 2016: The world’s longest glass bridge opened in China two weeks ago to plenty of international interest – but despite the world’s curiosity about the incredible attraction, it has temporarily closed to the public.

The world’s longest glass bridge opened in China two weeks ago to plenty of international interest – but despite the world’s curiosity about the incredible attraction, it has temporarily closed to the public.

Stretching 430 meters long and six metres wide, the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge is the highet and longest of its kind in the world. Image by VCG/Getty Images
Stretching 430 meters long and six metres wide, the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge is the highet and longest of its kind in the world. Image by VCG/Getty Images

The spokesperson told CNN that there are no problems with the actual bridge. Officials from the site posted on Weibo that the bridge was closed in order to improve the facility, reports The Guardian, including the parking lots, ticketing system and more. It is unclear when the attraction will reopen and many online commentators were unhappy about the unexpected closure, but the Telegraph reports that some tour groups may have access at the weekend.

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park one of the many mountainous regions that will feature a glass walkway in China. Image by Viktor Lövgren / CC BY 2.0
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park one of the many mountainous regions that will feature a glass walkway in China. Image by Viktor Lövgren / CC BY 2.0

By Alex Butler