You have to be brave to walk across a glass bridge suspended over a deep canyon. That's why the newly opened attraction in the Shiniuzhai National Geological Park in China's Hunan province has been named 'Haohan Qiao', meaning 'Brave Men's Bridge' in English.

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An aerial view of the glass suspension bridge in the Shiniuzhai National Geological park in Pinging County, Hunan Province, ChinaReuters

The bridge is 300 metres- (nearly a thousand feet) long and spans a canyon that is 180 metres- (590 feet) deep in places. Its glass panes are 24mm- (about an inch) thick. The bridge's designers say it can carry the weight of 800 visitors at any given time.

China has announced plans for another glass-bottomed suspension bridge in the Zhangjiajie Canyon area, which is said to have inspired the scenery in James Cameron's film Avatar.

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Tourists walk along the 300m-long glass bridge spanning a canyon that is about 180 metres deepChina Daily/Reuters
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A tourist looks through the thick glass into the gorge belowChinaFotoPress via Getty Images
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Tourists walk along the 300m-long glass suspension bridgeChinaFotoPress via Getty Images
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Tourists take a selfie on the suspension bridge made of glassChinaFotoPress via Getty Images