World's Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge Is Both Awesome And Terrifying


According to the Zermatt, Switzerland tourism office, the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the world opened this weekend.

Built 28 stories above the ground, the bridge is 1,620 feet long.

Below it is the Grabengufer ravine, an area at the foot of Switzerland's highest mountain, the 4,545m-high Dom.

The bridge replaces an older bridge that was destroyed by falling rocks.

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The suspension bridge is of a length of 1621 feet and rising as high as 279 feet has broken all the record - which makes it the longest in the world.

If you're planning on walking arm-in-arm with a partner, think again: The bridge only measures 25.6 inches wide - just enough for one person, single file.

The bridge is constructed with steel, connecting Zermatt with nearby Grächen, which is also a popular two-day hike in Switzerland. The thrill of traversing the precipice is indescribable. It cut the commute time between two sides of the valley from four hours to 10 minutes. With a maximum height of 85 metres above the valley, the bridge is only "for hikers with no fear of heights".

Together, they form a well-known path called Europaweg for hiking lovers, offering panoramic views of the famous Matterhorn, Weisshorn and Bernese Alps.

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