If you’re into heights, then China may be the place you need to be. The country recently unveiled the world’s highest and longest glass bridge and, as scary as many tourists may find that, it was way more dangerous while it was under construction. New footage of another construction site in the Laowang Monutains is giving that bridge a run for it’s money.
Construction workers are busy building a walkway alongside a vertical cliff in mountains some 5,577 feet (1,700m) in the air, according to the Daily Mail. But, don’t worry, there are some super sketchy looking planks spaced around 12 inches on center to keep your footing. That should do it. For those in need of additional safety measures, just tie some rope around your stomach.
The makeshift road is currently 2.5 miles long and one of the workers highlighted in the video below walks back and forth around 6 times per day. Most of the workers are in their 40s and 50s and make the equivalent of $43-58 US per day, according to the video. Due to the difficulty of the site, only 65 feet (20m) of road can be finished each day. The Wumeng New Post reports that the entire project will cost $215 million to complete the road, which will be all glass flooring.
Watch the incredible footage, by People’s Daily, China, below:
Everyone has a camera in their pocket these days and when something goes down on the jobsite, you can bet it’s going to be captured on video one way or another. That can either be a great thing for marketing or an awful way to showcase your business.
Look, you could mobilize on site the boring old way by loading your heavy equipment on the bed of a trailer and driving it to site, or you could take a note from the Bravo Company of the 37th Engineer Battalion of the United States and spice things up a bit.
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Multiple buildings imploded at the same time with multiple different camera views? Sounds like the making of a great demolition video.
A construction crane that was working on a highway widening project in St. Martin Parish in Louisiana collapsed onto the adjacent roadway last week, injuring one driver.
Demolition by implosion videos are always fun to watch. Adding an element of water makes them even more dramatic, though it’s probably not great for the ecosystem. Late last week, a one mile long, 23 year-old bridge in China was imploded in front of a crowd of spectators and caught on camera.
Cranes are an extremely useful and important piece of equipment on the majority of construction sites. They can also be extremely dangerous if they are not understood or respected.