This is the moment a toddler attempted to cross a stomach-churning 140ft high glass bridge above the Smoky Mountains, before quickly regretting the move and turning back.
Footage captured in Gatlinburg, , shows the infant named Forest walk along the iconic SkyBridge, which stretches 680ft across the mountain range, before taking a cautious step onto its glass viewing panels.
The child takes one look down to the valley floor, which lies 140ft below, and makes a swift U-turn.
Forest walks along the 140ft SkyBridge in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and decides to step onto the glass panels
The toddler places his hands on the wooden walkway and carefully places his feet onto the glass panels
During the clip, Forest can be heard being encouraged to step onto the glass floor of the landmark bridge, but quickly takes a few steps back.
But the curious toddler decides to try again. He bends over and places his hands on the wooden walkway and pivots around, as if lowering himself down some stairs.
He then gingerly places his feet on the glass floor and stands up – before taking a look at the nail-biting drop below and deciding against the move.
Forrest steps back onto the wooden walkway and hurries back the way he came.
The Gatlinburg SkyBridge, which is 1,800ft above sea level, is the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America.
He slowly places his feet on the glass floor and takes a look at the terrifying drop below before deciding against it
The Gatlinburg SkyBridge above the Smoky Mountains is the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America
Nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains, the bridge is roughly 500ft above downtown Gatlinburg and offers tourists panoramic views of the mountain range rising along the Tennessee-North Carolina border.
Last year the iconic bridge was forced to close after the glass floor was cracked by a tourist.
The visitor had been attempting to execute a ‘baseball-style slide’ across the glass floor when a metal object on their clothing chipped the glass.
A spokesperson for the park later said that incident did not affect the structural integrity of the bridge and no one was injured.