Terrifying moment 584ft glass bridge rattles as tourists dance on platform

A viral video seen more than three million times online shows terrified tourists screaming when other visitors shake a 524-foot-high glass bridge by dancing.

In footage of the incident, filmed by a fee-paying visitor at the Shangougou Scenic Area in Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang Province in East China, a group of young-looking lads begin a coordinated shuffle dance.

The dancers perform the same routine, dancing in a synchronised fashion to energetic music, when a staff member wearing a high-vis vest approaches them and asks them to stop.

A man yells in terror: “Stop dancing! The bridge is going to break!”



The dancers spark panic in other visitors

Staff members at the popular tourist spot said the incident took place on June 7.

Visitors who paid 98 RMB (£100.00) to walk on the bridge measuring 479 metres (1,571ft) long and built 160 metres (524ft) above the valley floor watch in fear as the structure rattles and shakes.

The tourists were not fined for ignoring the bridge safety guidelines, which include no running or jumping, beauty spot manager Mr Liu said.



The bridge can support a staggering 14,000 tonnes in weight

The manager added: “They were part of a tour group. They started dancing after reaching the other end of the bridge, then our employee went to stop them.”

Mr Liu reassured tourists they were safe on the bridge at all times despite the rattling.

Its reinforced glass panels and tough guy wire anchors are capable of withstanding 14,000 tonnes, he added.

Despite the high capacity threshold, the scene area limits visitor numbers on the glass-bottom bridge to just 300 at any one time.

Another member of staff said: “There’s nothing we can do if the tourists want to dance.

“But their dance lasted less than a minute before one of our staff members asked them to stop.

“He told them they weren’t allowed to dance on the bridge, then they dispersed.

“But the bridge itself is fine. They didn’t cause any damage.”

The Shangougou glass bridge, which has a panoramic glass observation deck at its centre, opened to the public in October 2019.

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