It has only been open 2 weeks. Crack was caused by a dropped stainless steel mug Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
The spokesman said the cracks occurred after a tourist dropped a stainless steel mug on the walkway. However, he said only one out of the three layers of glass broke, so the tourists were not in danger.
The incident happened during China's week-long National Day holiday when 532 million people are expected to make domestic trips.
Management at the Yuntai Mountain Scenic Spot released a statement today through People's Daily Online.
The statement said their staff noticed a few cracks near the exit of the glass-bottomed platform during regular checks, and due to safety concerns, a decision has been made to close the platform.
The document confirmed the cracks were caused by the impact of a sharp object, but it stressed that the floor of the platform is made with three layers of toughened glass, so the incident did not affect its safety.
The see-through platform on Yuntai Mountain opened to the public on September 20.
According to its press release, 223 feet out of the 853-foot-long platform is paved with three layers of one-inch-thick glass panes, which is expected to bear the weight of at least 800 kilograms.
In recent years, glass-bottomed walkways have become incredibly popular for Chinese thrill-seekers.
More and more tourism sites are constructing viewing platforms over steep vertical drops to attract visitors.
Most recently, a 984-foot-long glass-bottomed bridge has been built over a 590-foot-high canyon in Hunan, central China.