The World's Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge Just Opened in Switzerland

Measuring 1621 feet long the newly opened Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge is the world's longest pedestrian suspension bridge according to Zermatt Tourism

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For one, it now has the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the world (according to Zermatt Tourism, anyway).

Known as the "Europabruecke", the bridge hangs more than 275 feet above the Grabengufer ravine and spans almost one-third of a mile.

The suspension bridge hangs 85 metres above the Grabengufer ravine, which sits at the foot of one of the the highest mountains in Switzerland, the Dom (4545 metres).

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At 494m long, the new Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge spans a valley on the two-day Europaweg walking trail in the canton of Valais.

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The trail is considered by many one of the most lovely two-day hikes in the Alps. USA Today reported that the local tourist authority warns that the high bridge is "for hikers with no fear of heights".

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Plus, hikers can take in stellar views of the Matterhorn, Weisshorn and Bernese Alps along the way.

Replacing the older bridge, that was damaged due to rocks falls, the new bridge has made into the news breaking record as the longest pedestrian suspension bridge.

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