World’s longest suspension footbridge opens in Switzerland

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World’s longest suspension footbridge opens in Switzerland
Published : 12 Aug 2017, 14:53:27
World’s longest suspension footbridge opens in Switzerland
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The steel bridge, which connects two sections of a walking trail between Grächen and Zermatt in the south of the country, has been unveiled after a construction period of just 10 weeks.

 

At 494 metres long, it overtakes the “Titan-RT” bridge in Germany as the world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge. And at a narrow 65cm wide, the bridge stretches like a thin wire across the sheer valley floor.

Built by local company swissrope/Lauber Seilbahnen, the bridge completes a section of the Europaweg trail, a high-altitude walking route offering panoramas of some of Switzerland’s highest peaks, including the Dom (4,545m) and the Matterhorn.

In a release, the Zermatt Tourism body said, “Thrills above the precipice. That is the experience – pure adventure – on the new suspension bridge for walkers near Randa. It is the connection between Grächen and Zermatt along the Europaweg at a dizzying height. The two-day tour offers views and distant a background with the Matterhorn, Weisshorn and the Bernese Alps.”-The Financial Express

 

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