Watch: BASE Jumping Off Hunan’s Ridiculous Aizhai Bridge
From John Metcalfe of Atlantic Cities:
At roughly 3,850 feet long and 1,150 feet high, the bridge is the longest and tallest tunnel-to-tunnel bridge ever built. From every angle, it looks like it shouldn’t exist – or should, just as a broken heap of twisted metal at the bottom of the valley. It’s a natural magnet for anybody who likes doing improbable things off of intimidating structures.
The bridge’s inaugural BASE fest, featuring more than 40 leapers from various countries (and a wire-walker!), is scheduled for September. But one adventurer has already wedged his way into the history books, committing the first-ever dive off the Aizhai in a spectacular fashion.
The anonymous jumper is on Youku as well after the jump for those in China. The video really doesn’t do the height any justice. On the other hand, if you’re afraid of heights, you’ll feel just fine watching this short clip, assuming you don’t actually imagine standing there, on the edge, with a crowd of people on either side, before surrendering your existence to an empty expanse. “One, two, three, goodbye!”