China has built the world’s largest and scariest swing
China has built the world's tallest and fastest cradle, which is believed to be the worlds biggest swing, built on the edge of a 2,300-foot-tall cliff in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality and will open next year. The scenic spot is planning to apply for the world record of the largest swing.
The arch of the extreme ride is whopping 328 feet tall, roughly the equivalent of a 30-storey-tall building. A cradle has been built on 100-foot-high curved tower. It has special metal cables. Moving back and forth, the cradle rotates at a speed of 130 km per hour and therefore it is unsuitable for children and will only be for people who like adventure.
The cradle completes its half-circle to 91 meters and returns. As such, it is larger and taller than the larger swings of the United States and New Zealand. It is currently undergoing a number of tests. According to the administration, it can withstand an earthquake of 10 Richter scale and is also protected from lightning. Special technology and new styles of welding have been used to strengthen the entire structure.
Three people can use the giant swing at a time and it can go at a total angle of 90 degrees.
Latest footage of the swing rocking back and forth over the river valley has caused a sensation on social media in China.
According to the Guinness World Records, the current tallest swing in the world measures 88 metres (288 feet 8 inches) from the seat to the top of the crossbar. Big Rush in Durban, South Africa, constructed it on 14 May 2011.
The vertigo-inducing ride in Chongqing, China, can catapult thrill-seekers over the cliff at a top speed of 80 miles per hour, according to its engineer at a scenic spot.