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, China Reuters

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.