• Hunan's glass bridge draws more than 10,000 tourists a day.

Hunan's glass bridge draws more than 10,000 tourists a day. (Photo : Getty Images)

In a few days, the tallest and highest glass bridge in the world will be ready for tourists. China's glass bridge is being prepared by the bridge management committee.

This bridge in Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province has been closed since Sept. 2 after crowds of tourists flocked its test run on Aug. 20.

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The bridge's management committee spokesperson, Luo Kewen, said that there was no problem with the bridge. Management had to merely prepare it for the tourists that will go there as many salespersons and delegates for international events are expected to arrive.

The bridge is set to be open to the public on Monday.

"We're overwhelmed by the volume of visitors," a spokesperson from the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon's marketing and sales department.

The bridge can only take up to 8,000 visitors but more than 10,000 visitors have already gone there. One visitor said that there were no facilities to buy bottled water and trash was seen everywhere.

One Weibo user was not happy with the temporary closing. User XiaoMOMOYa wrote, "I have booked everything and now you are saying you are closed... Are you kidding me?"

"The Scenic Area is deficient. There's trash everywhere and no bottled water for sale. It's right to reopen only after they've cleaned up the place," wrote another user, Fashiwanying.

The bridge management committee intends to add parking slots and improve the ticket booking system. Tickets are sold for $21.

"After the upgrade, we may limit tickets to 1,000 visitors per hour, so that visitors can arrange their time properly instead of wasting time in long lines," Luo said.

The glass bridge is 430 meters long and 6 meters wide and its floors have 99 panes of triple-layer transparent glass. It is suspended between two steep cliffs 300 meters above the canyon floor of the Grand Canyon Scenic Area in Zhangjiajie.

The mountains are on UNESCO's world heritage list influenced the scenery in the Hollywood blockbuster movie "Avatar."