The world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge has opened in Switzerland, inviting walkers to courageous a slim path operating 86 metres above the bottom at its highest level. The Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge, within the Swiss Alps, close to the village of Randa, is a record-breaking 494 metres lengthy and connects Grächen and Zermatt on the Europaweg foot path.
The bridge, which is a metal development, runs between 1,600m and a pair of,200m above sea degree, with views – should you can have a look at them – of the Matterhorn, Weisshorn and the Bernese Alps within the distance. It replaces a earlier bridge that had been broken by rock falls.
Extremely, it took engineers from Swissrope and Lauber cableways simply 10 weeks to erect the bridge. The construction, which is simply 65cm huge, takes 10 minutes to cross; a journey that beforehand took hikers 4 hours. It breaks a document beforehand set by a glass-bottomed suspension bridge accomplished final yr in China. The 430 metre-long bridge traversed the vast Zhangjiajie Canyon in Hunan province, with a 300m drop beneath it.