Management at the Yuntai Mountain Scenic Spot said staff had noticed a few cracks near the exit of the 853-long walkway, the Daily Mail reported.
“I was nearly at the end and suddenly I heard a sound”. In them she described hearing a “bang” and feeling a “shake” before she looked down and saw that the glass floor had shattered.
The post by Sina Weibo user Li Donghai, which has since been removed.
The incident made news after a 20-year-old woman posted three pictures of the cracked glass on Weibo, a Twitter-like social media site, along with messages. I have no idea why it happened, at that moment everybody was screaming. I cried, ‘It’s really cracked! Each square metre of the 2.7cm-thick glass pane is said to withstand a weight of more than 800kg.
It was only in September that China inaugurated a handsome glass bridge at Yuntai Mountain Geological Park in Henan, and several videos showing terrified people walking on it floated around the Internet.
But authorities insisted only one out of the three layers of glass broke, so the tourists were not in any significant danger.
Official representatives said that several cracks appeared on the bridge as a result of an “external force”.
The U-shaped walkway, which opened last month, is suspended at a height of about 1,080m.
A worker carts cement to build a road on the side of a mountain in Shiniuzhai National Geopark in Pingjiang county, Yueyang city, central China’s Hunan province, April 10, 2015.