Moment terrified man left dangling 330ft above ground as glass bridge shatters

A man found himself gripping on to the side of a bridge for his life as the walkway beneath his feet gave way above a 330ft drop.

The walkway, located in the Piyan Mountain in the city of Longjing, China, was blown to pieces in howling 90 mile per hour winds.

The structure was built with glass panels stretching across the length of the walkway, giving pedestrians a heart-stopping view of the scenes below.

However, the glass panels flew off the bridge in high winds while a man was halfway across the crossing – with the male tourist then requiring rescue from emergency services.

The Straits Times reports: “Under the joint rescue efforts of firefighters, police, and forestry and tourism personnel, the male tourist successfully crawled to safety at 1.20pm.

“He has been taken to a hospital and is receiving psychological counselling.”

An image of the man in peril quickly circulated across Chinese social media site Sina Weibo over the weekend, drawing attention and commentary.

One wrote: “This is basically one of my anxiety dreams played out in the real world.

Another posted: “This is terrifying.”

And another asked: “How often did the bridge undergo maintenance?”

The bridge is now closed to all pedestrians while it undergoes repairs, while the resort where the bridge is constructed has also been temporarily closed following the incident.

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