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The following is a list of the many cantilevered platforms and cliffwalks that have been constructed around the world at canyon overlooks and other tourist sites that are both public and private. Many of these overlooks contain glass panels where tourists can walk on top of them and look straight down the side of a cliff or mountain. Approximately half of these platforms were built to facilitate a bungee operation, allowing the jumper to fall vertically a safe distance away from the side of a deep gorge or valley.

Although technically not bridges, I have included these scenic overlooks on my website for the similarity many of them have to high bridge spans. I have only included structures that cantilever out from the natural earth and did not include several “glass balconies” that extend out over the edge of urban skyscrapers or observation towers. I also excluded any enclosed skybridges or other similar corridors that form an aerial connection between skyscrapers, apartment buildings or sports venues. Regretabaly this list also excludes some interesting outdoor cliff elevators and tree top walks despite the interesting engineering challenges that were overcome to create them.

Some of these observation platforms were directly inspired by the U-shaped design of the Grand Canyon Skywalk on the Hualapai Indian Reservation in the U.S. state of Arizona. Conceived by developer David Jin, the steel box beam platform opened in 2007 with a walkway entirely covered in glass. The 21 meter long attraction became an immediate success and inspired similar platforms, especially in China where there is widespread investment and tourist development underway at dozens of national parks and mountain resorts throughout the country.

Unlike bridges, the height measurement of these platforms depends on whether the owners are touting a height vertically straight down from the outermost edge of the structure to the wall of the cliff below or to the lowest elevation point of the river surface at the bottom of the valley. By using an elevation difference between the river and the platform, the operators of the attraction can boast a much higher figure for the “height” even though an object falling from the end of the platform would never drop to the lowest point of the valley.

The following platforms and cliffwalks are ranked on the maximum 90 degree vertical drop height of the highest point on the structure. Nearly all of these figures are based on either the official figure released by the attraction owners or estimates from my analyzing of photos. Accurate measurements can only be taken with a laser range-finder or similar tool. Until such verification can be made, the listed heights in parentheses should be viewed not as fact but only as a best estimate that may be off by dozens of meters or more. If you know of a platform or cliffwalk that was not included then send me the information on the structure so I can add it to the list. Enjoy!


Rank Name Height (meters / feet) Main Span Length
(meters / feet)
Completed Location Country
TianmenCliffwalk&Footbridge3.jpg 1 Tianmenshan Cliffwalk and Glasswalk
张家界天门山栈道和玻璃栈道
1,165 feet
355 meters
6 feet
2 meters
2011 Zhangjiajie, Hunan China
1SkywalkFlyingtoolman Intro.jpg 2 Grand Canyon Skywalk
720 feet
219 meters
70 feet
21 meters
2007 Grand Canyon West, Arizona United States
LonggangCompletion.jpg 3 Longgang Viewing Platform
云阳龙缸悬挑玻璃景观廊桥
(656) feet
200 meters
70 feet
21 meters
2015 Yunyang, Chongqing China
100px 4 Tianjishan Viewing Platform
天脊山自然风景区玻璃观景台
(656) feet
200 meters
(50) feet
15 meters
 ???? Linzhou, Henan China
WulongPlatformView.jpg 5 Wulong Tianshengsanqiao Viewing Platform
武隆天生三桥玻璃观景台
(492) feet
150 meters
(33) feet
10 meters
2016 Xiannushanzhen, Chongqing China
Yaxiaku6.JPG 6 Yaxiaku Viewing Platform
崖下库玻璃观景台
(492) feet
150 meters
(33) feet
10 meters
20?? Yantouzhen, Zhejiang China
TiantangzhaiEdgeCliffwalk.jpg 7 Tiantangzhai Cliffwalk
天堂寨玻璃栈道
(476) feet
145 meters
6 feet
2 meters
2016? Tiantangzhaizhen, Hubei China
NevisSwingCatwalk.jpg 8 The Nevis Swing
440 feet
134 meters
(1,312) feet
400 meters
2008 Queenstown New Zealand
EnshiGrandCanyonCliffwalk2 copy.jpg 9 Enshi Grand Canyon Cliffwalk
恩施大峡谷栈道
427 feet
130 meters
6 feet
2 meters
 ???? Enshi, Hubei China
Chongqing Wansheng town Glass Platform 86 meters.jpg 10 Wansheng Glass Platform
万盛云端廊桥
404 feet
123 meters
282 feet
86 meters
2017 Wansheng, Chongqing China
CamanitoFootbridge.jpg 11 Camino del Rey Cliffwalk
El Caminito Del Rey
(328) feet
100 meters
6 feet
2 meters
1905, 2015 Álora, Málaga Spain
JiangxiYichunMingyueShan.jpg 12 Mingyueshan Cliffwalk
明月山栈道
(328) feet
100 meters
6 feet
2 meters
 ???? Yichun, Jiangxi China
ZhangjiajieGrandCanyonElevatorAerial.jpg 13 Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Cliffwalk
张家界大峡谷栈道
(328) feet
100 meters
6 feet
2 meters
2017 Sanguansixiang, Hunan China
ShenxianjuFootbridgeView.jpg 14 Shenxianju Cliffwalk
大神仙居栈道
(328) feet
100 meters
6 feet
2 meters
201? Danzhuxiang, Zhejiang China
JumpinHeightsView.jpg 15 Jumpin Heights Rishikesh Bungee Platform
272 feet
83 meters
(164) feet
50 meters
2006 Rishikesh, Uttarakhand India
Shilinxiaglass-platform.jpg 16 Shilinxia Glass Viewing Platform
石林峡飞碟玻璃观景台
(246) feet
75 meters
(197) feet
60 meters
2016 Huangsongyuxiang, Beijing China
LangyaMountainPlatform8.jpg 17 Langyashan Glass Viewing Platform
狼牙山玻璃观景台
(246) feet
75 meters
(75) feet
23 meters
2017 Bailongxiang, Hebei China
AlpspiX.jpg 18 AlpspiX Viewing Platform
(246) feet
75 meters
43 feet
13 meters
 ???? Wettersteingebirge, Bavaria Germany
DahangxiPlatform.jpg 19 Dahangxi Bungee Platform
永泰大樟溪蹦极台
240 feet
73 meters
(164) feet
50 meters
2007 Yongtai, Fujian China
LongqingGorgeBungee.jpg 20 Longqingxia Bungee Platform
延庆龙庆峡蹦极台
233 feet
71 meters
(115) feet
35 meters
1998 Yanqing, Beijing China
ColaDeCaballoPlatform.jpg 21 Cola De Caballo Bungee Platform
220 feet
67 meters
(98) feet
30 meters
1998 Monterrey Mexico
MianshanStairs.jpg 22 Mianshan Cliffwalk
绵山风景区栈道
(213) feet
65 meters
6 feet
2 meters
 ???? Jiexiu, Shanxi China
100px 23 La Souleuvre Viaduct Bungy Platform
200 feet
61 meters
(98) feet
30 meters
1990 Normandie France
XialaoxiGorgeIan copy.jpg 24 Xialaoxi Bungee Platform
下牢溪蹦极台
(200) feet
61 meters
(98) feet
30 meters
 ???? Yichang, Hubei China
GlacierSkywalk.jpg 25 Glacier Skywalk
(197) feet
60 meters
(197) feet
60 meters
2014 Jasper National Park, Alberta Canada
TongjingBungeePlatformView.jpg 26 Tongjing Bungee Platform
重庆统景蹦极台
190 feet
58 meters
(98) feet
30 meters
2004 Yubei, Chongqing China
BungeeByDaugilas.jpg 27 Qinglong Bungee Platform
怀柔青龙峡蹦极台
190 feet
58 meters
(115) feet
35 meters
1998 Huairou, Beijing China
ShiduPlatforms.jpg 28 Shidu Bungee Platform
房山十渡蹦极台
180 feet
55 meters
(98) feet
30 meters
1997 Fangshan, Beijing China
DajianshanSkywalkPhoto.jpg 29 Dajianshan Skywalk
广元大剑山玻璃廊桥
(164) feet
50 meters
(98) feet
30 meters
2014 Guangyuan, Sichuan China
YuntaiGlasswalkView.jpg 30 Yuntaishan Cliffwalk and Glasswalk
云台山栈道和玻璃栈道
(164) feet
50 meters
6 feet
2 meters
2015 Anshangxiang, Henan China
ShiniuzhaiScenicResortCliffwalks.jpg 31 Shiniuzhai Cliffwalk
石牛寨风景区栈道
(164) feet
50 meters
6 feet
2 meters
 ???? Pingjiang, Hunan China
TangchuanCliffwalkTop Panorama.jpg 32 Tangchuan Grand Canyon Cliffwalk
汤川大峡谷风景区栈道
(164) feet
50 meters
6 feet
2 meters
2015? Sanming, Fujian China
StepIntoTheVoidMountain.jpg 33 The Aiguille du Midi Step Into The Void Platform
(164) feet
50 meters
6 feet
2 meters
2013 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Rhône-Alpes France
CliffWalkways.jpg 34 Huangshan Cliffwalk
黄山西海栈道
(164) feet
50 meters
6 feet
2 meters
 ???? Huangshan, Anhui China
Big3 felssteg,method=scale,prop=data,id=1200-510.jpg 35 Solden Glacier Viewing Platform
(164) feet
50 meters
(98) feet
30 meters
 ???? Tyrol Austria
BaishishanCliffwalk.JPG 36 Baishishan Glasswalk
广州白云山蹦极台
(164) feet
50 meters
6 feet
2 meters
2014 Laiyuan, Hebei China
TheLedge&Sky.JPG 37 The Ledge Bungy Platform
154 feet
47 meters
(98) feet
30 meters
1997 Queenstown New Zealand
TaupoByZ.Rumler.jpg 38 Taupo Bungy Platform
154 feet
47 meters
(98) feet
30 meters
1991 Taupo, North Island New Zealand
InfinityRoomSide.jpg 39 Infinity Room at the House on the Rock
154 feet
47 meters
(197) feet
60 meters
1985 Spring Green, Wisconsin United States
BaiyunByNathanBeck.jpg 40 Baiyunshan Bungee Platform
广州白云山蹦极台
138 feet
42 meters
(98) feet
30 meters
2001 Guangzhou, Guangdong China
EncoreBungee2013Opening.jpg 41 Encore Bungee Platform
131 feet
40 meters
(98) feet
30 meters
2013 Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco Mexico
HuangshuiOverlook.jpg 42 Huangshui Dafengbao Glass Viewing Platform
黄水大风堡玻璃廊桥
(131) feet
40 meters
(98) feet
30 meters
2012 Huangshuizhen, Chongqing China
BusanSkywalkAbout40mtrH.jpg 43 Oryukdo Skywalk Glass Viewing Platform
오륙도 스카이워크
115 feet
35 meters
49 feet
15 meters
2013 Busan South Korea
HuashanPlanksView.jpg 44 Huashan Cliffwalk
华山长空栈道
(82) feet
25 meters
6 feet
2 meters
 ???? Huayin, Shaanxi China
Fenghuangshan glasswalkView.jpg 45 Fenghuangshan Glasswalk
辽宁凤城凤凰山玻璃栈道
(82) feet
25 meters
20 feet
6 meters
2013 Fengcheng, Liaoning China
SanQingShan6.jpg 46 Sanqingshan Cliffwalk
三清山栈道
(82) feet
25 meters
6 feet
2 meters
 ???? Sanqingxiang, Jiangxi China
CaboGiraoByaixperte4.jpg 47 Cabo Girao Viewing Platform
(82) feet
25 meters
(33) feet
10 meters
2012 Funchal, Madeira Island Portugal
MountSongFootbridge.jpg 48 Songshan Cliffwalk
嵩山栈道
(82) feet
25 meters
6 feet
2 meters
 ???? Dengfeng, Henan China
EasternOverseasSide.jpg 49 Eastern Oversea Chinese Town Viewing Platform
深圳东部华侨城玻璃平台
(82) feet
25 meters
(69) feet
21 meters
 ???? Shenzhen, Guangdong China
Dachstein GletscherbahnStation.jpg 50 Dachstein Glacier Sky Walk
(82) feet
25 meters
(197) feet
60 meters
(2013) Ramsau am Dachstein, Styria Austria
FiveFingersPlatform.jpg 51 Five Fingers Viewing Platform
(82) feet
25 meters
(66) feet
20 meters
 ???? Obertraun, Styria Austria
CapilanoCliffwalk.jpg 52 Capilano Cliffwalk
(82) feet
25 meters
(33) feet
10 meters
2011 Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
ConnViewingProb25mtrH.jpg 53 Conn Viewing Platform
(82) feet
25 meters
(33) feet
10 meters
2008 Conn, Flims, Grisons Switzerland
PierrePerceeLake.jpg 54 Pierre-Percée Lake Bungee Platform
(82) feet
25 meters
(66) feet
20 meters
 ???? Pierre-Percée, Lorraine France
TrauttmansdorffProb20mtrH.jpg 55 Trauttmansdorff Viewing Platform
(82) feet
25 meters
(66) feet
20 meters
2005 Meran, Bolzano Italy
TopOfTyrolViewing.jpg 56 Top of Tyrol Viewing Platform
(82) feet
25 meters
(49) feet
15 meters
2008 Neustift im Stubaital, Tyrol Austria
ShaohuaGlassView.jpg 57 Shaohua Glass Walkway
少华山玻璃栈道
(82) feet
25 meters
(100) feet
30 meters
2017 Huaxian, Shaanxi China
Tianmenshan platform3.jpg 58 Guilin Tianmenshan Viewing Platform
桂林天门山玻璃观景台
(66) feet
20 meters
6 feet
2 meters
2012 Quanzhou, Guangxi China
AurlandOverlook.jpg 59 Aurland Outlook Platform
33 feet
10 meters
98 feet
30 meters
 ???? Aurland, Sogn Norway
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