Longgang Viewing Platform

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Longgang Viewing Platform
云阳龙缸悬挑玻璃景观廊桥
Yunyang, Chongqing, China
(656) feet high / (200) meters high
70 foot span / 21 meter span
2015

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The highest and most spectacular of China’s many viewing platforms, the Longgang overlook has U-shaped steel box beams that support glass panels allowing for a vertiginous view of the 718 meter drop to the Shisun River. Despite the obvious similarities to the Grand Canyon Skywalk in Arizona, the owners gave their skywalk shape an extra inside curve giving the path an S-shape. The cantilevered section is 21 meters with the total length extending about 27 meters.

The Longgang viewing platform height has not been measured but the vertical drop from the platform tip may be significantly higher then 200 meters making it quite possibly the highest skywalk/glasswalk platform in the world. The elevational difference is 718 meters with the platform at 1123 meters above sea level and the river surface at 405 meters.

Their is also a gondola that descends down to the bottom of the river canyon where you can hike along an elevated cliffwalk.


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BASE jumpers Miles Daisher and Xu Kai leap from the platform in 2015.


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Longgang Viewing Platform satellite image.


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Longgang Viewing Platform location map.


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