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Moc Chau glass bridge recognized by Guinness as world’s longest

By Ngoc Thanh, Pham Chieu   May 28, 2022 | 05:54 am PT
After nearly a month of opening, a 632-meter-long glass bridge in Moc Chau, a popular tourist spot in northern Vietnam, was crowned with a Guinness World Record for its length.
Moc Chau glass bridge recognized by Guinness as world’s longest

On Saturday, a representative from 26 Moc Chau Tourism JSC (L), the investor of Bach Long (White Dragon) glass bridge, received a certificate from Guinness World Records, the world’s authority on record-breaking achievements.

With this official recognition, the Bach Long bridge has unseated a 530-meter glass bridge outside China’s Guangdong Province, which was recognized by Guinness as the world's longest in 2020.

Moc Chau glass bridge recognized by Guinness as world’s longest

The Bach Long bridge also set a second Guinness world record as it has the world's longest glass-bottom cliff side path measured at 327 meters.

Moc Chau glass bridge recognized by Guinness as world’s longest

Inaugurated on the Reunification Day (April 30) this year, the bridge is suspended some 150 meters above a lush green jungle valley.

The glass-floored bridge is the latest tourist attraction in a highlands town well known for its undulating green tea hills and ethnic minority villages.

At the foot of the bridge is Muong Mooc Cave, also known as Chim Than Cave, with natural stalactites and stone sculptures that reflect the daily lives of the ancient Thai ethnic minority group.

Moc Chau glass bridge recognized by Guinness as world’s longest

The project started in early 2021 with total investment of VND773 billion ($33.2 million).

Moc Chau glass bridge recognized by Guinness as world’s longest

The bridge has two 30-meters towers. The bottom of the tower has been drilled deep and is held by South Korean bearing cables.

Moc Chau glass bridge recognized by Guinness as world’s longest

The bridge deck is 2.4 meters wide.

The floor of the bridge, which allows a maximum of 450 people at a time, is made with French-produced tempered glass.

Moc Chau glass bridge recognized by Guinness as world’s longest

The entire cable car system was also imported from South Korea.

The investor says the bridge was tested by having heavy cars and trucks drive over it.

Moc Chau glass bridge recognized by Guinness as world’s longest

Below the bridge is a green jungle valley.

Moc Chau glass bridge recognized by Guinness as world’s longest

One of the highlights of the bridge is a 327-meter-long cliff-side path with a panoramic view of the tourist area.

Entry tickets on normal days cost VND550,000 ($23.71) per person and VND650,000 on weekends or national holidays.

Moc Chau glass bridge recognized by Guinness as world’s longest

Sunset at the Bach Long glass bridge.

 
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