In the heart of Pingjiang county, Hunan Province, a group of 21 courageous workers is defying gravity and danger to construct China’s longest sightseeing mountain road. Their commitment to this perilous project is astonishing, especially considering the absence of safety equipment beyond hard hats.
Every day, these fearless builders walk the treacherous path along a cliff, facing the abyss with unwavering determination. Balancing on a wobbly wooden walkway, they carry planks and wheelbarrows filled with cement, their only protection being hard hats.
These brave workers rely solely on rusty scaffolding poles as they hammer them into unforgiving rocks while diligently crafting this extraordinary mountain road. The construction of the road’s final one-kilometer section, part of the 4km-long masterpiece, commenced in October 2014.
Their latest mission? To create a 400-meter-long glass road suspended along the cliff, offering tourists breathtaking vistas of the Shiniuzhai National Geopark.
This isn’t the first awe-inspiring glass construction in Pingjiang. In 2014, another glass-bottomed walkway was unveiled, suspended 600 feet above the ground, connecting two mountain peaks. Visitors have occasionally felt the bridge sway with the wind, a sensation that can paralyze them with fear.
The intensity of this experience led to the recruitment of specially-trained staff to assist terrified tourists in crossing. However, these fearless builders seem unfazed by the winds and the dizzying heights, diligently laboring away atop the hair-raising cliff.
Their dedication and bravery continue to shape this remarkable mountain road, ensuring that future generations of tourists will have the opportunity to witness the awe-inspiring beauty of Pingjiang county.