Chiang Rai skywalk closed for repairs after glass panel shatters

If you had been planning on standing on the Chiang Rai skywalk in northern Thailand to stare right into a thick layer of hazardous dust this week, think again, because the tourist attraction is now closed for repairs after a chunk of the glass ground shattered yesterday.
Tourists standing 486 toes above sea level have been terrified yesterday when a loud bang erupted from the “Three Lands Skywalk.” One layer of glass inside one panel on the West wing – about 2.5 by 2 metres long – had shattered.
Officials confirmed there was no damage to the main construction of the 32 million baht skywalk but instantly stopped tourists from ascending onto the glass simply in case.
Monetize accommodates three layers of glass and the opposite two layers of the panel were undamaged, the officers mentioned. To prove the lack of hazard offered by the shattered glass, the media posted pictures of 5 folks gingerly standing on the damaged panel.
Officials mentioned they examined CCTV footage and saw some vacationers leaping on the panel and dropping objects onto the glass, which they believe to be the purpose for the shattered glass, however stated they’ll look at the footage extra totally to verify the cause.
The officials stated the skywalk, which opened in October final yr, was designed to withhold earthquakes. The officers said that a 6.four magnitude earthquake in Myanmar on July 22, 2022, didn’t impact the skywalk.
Construction started in 2020 with a budget of 32 million baht, totally funded by donations raised by Wat Phra That Pha Ngao temple.
Up to 100 tourists can ascend onto the skywalk at any one time and are required to wear the shoe protectors offered..

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