ith the May Day holiday approaching, one Chinese tourist site has taken marketing to the next level, combining two of China’s favorite things together.
Photos have been published online showing a 5.5-ton self-driving bus cruising across a glass-bottomed bridge spanning the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon in Hunan province. The bus is labeled as being “Made in China.”
The stunt was ostensibly carried out in order to test the strength of the bridge which has been open to the public for more than two years. Prior to its opening in 2016, park officials looked to reassure tourists about the glass bridge’s safety by pounding it with a sledgehammer and driving over it with an SUV.
At 430 meters long and hanging 300 meters above the ground, the bridge was formerly the world’s longest and tallest glass-bottomed bridge. It was temporarily shut down less than two weeks after it first opened after too many people wanted to walk on it.
[Images via Xinhua]