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Launching a glass bridge at Dashbashi Canyon in Georgia

(CNN) — You might need a stiff drink before you even get to this waterhole.

A 240-metre-long (787ft) glass bridge with a ‘diamond-shaped’ bar hanging from the center has been unveiled at Dashbashi Canyon, located about two hours’ drive from the capital Tbilisi in southern Georgia , earlier this week.

Built by the investment group Kass Group, which operates in Israel and Georgia, the huge transparent structure, which rises 280 meters (about 919 feet), stretches across the natural monument, offering a panoramic view on its superb waterfalls and caves.

Made from steel and glass, it took around three years to build, with Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili attending its official inauguration on June 14.

dizzying heights

This 240 meter long glass bridge, which includes a

This 240-meter-long glass bridge, complete with a “diamond-shaped” bar, opened up over the Dashbashi Canyon in Georgia, about a two-hour drive from the capital Tbilisi.

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The outstanding feature of the bridge is undoubtedly its multi-level bar, located at its highest point, which is said to be the largest and tallest suspended structure in the world. The location is said to have been submitted to Guinness World Records.

The project, which is estimated to cost around $40 million, also includes a zipline, where visitors can cycle through the canyon and a ‘swing’ on the cliff, while an array of suites located near the site should open in the next few days. month.

Kass Group’s Tomer Mor Yosef previously revealed that the shape of the bar was actually inspired by the canyon itself.

“The goal was to create an extreme, exciting and unforgettable moment that would awaken the five senses of the guests and manage to remain etched in their memory,” he told the weekly Georgian Journal last year.

Spectacular bridge

The transparent bridge stretches across the canyon, offering a breathtaking view of the natural monument.

The transparent bridge stretches across the canyon, offering a breathtaking view of the natural monument.

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Officials hope the spectacular bridge will attract more tourists to the site, considered one of Georgia’s most impressive natural landmarks.

It comes after the world’s longest glass-bottom bridge, suspended 492 feet above the ground and measuring 2,073 feet long, opened in April in the rural highlands of Son La province, in northwest Vietnam.

Launching the Glass Bridge in Georgia the same week, the country dropped all remaining Covid-19 entry requirements for international visitors, reverting to its pre-pandemic border policy.

The news was announced by Georgia’s Foreign Ministry on June 15.

Top image credit: Irakli Gedenidze/Reuters

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