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World's longest pedestrian suspension bridge opens in Swiss Alps

01 August, 2017, 22:58 | Author: Samuel Sharp
  • World's longest pedestrian suspension bridge opens in Swiss Alps

The super thin bridge - 25.6 inches wide, to be exact - spans almost a third of a mile long that challenges hikers to proceed in places at almost 28 stories above ground.

After a previous bridge was damaged by falling rocks, this bridge was built to connect the towns of Grächen and Zermatt and save hikers a long detour.

If you're looking for a cheap thrill, then this new pedestrian suspension bridge in Switzerland might be a fun time. "How often do you get the chance to cross a real-world record suspension bridge?" he said.

The Zermatt Tourist Board says it is the world's longest, although a 405m bridge in Reutte in Austria hangs 110m higher above the ground.

The 494 metre footbridge forms part of the Europaweg walking trail, one of Switzerland's most famous.

The pedestrian suspension bridge was named for its primary sponsor, psychologist and winery co-owner Charles Kuonen, and cuts travel time across the Zermatt Valley by almost four hours, according to CNN.

It also offers those courageous enough to traverse the open air crossover views of the imposing 4,478-meter tall Matterhorn mountain.



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