Portugal Opens The World’s Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge

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Portugal Opens The World's Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge
Portugal Opens The World's Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge. image: twitter

Portugal Opens The Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge In The World at 516m (1692ft) in length.

THE world’s longest suspension bridge, at 516m (1,692ft) long and only suitable for pedestrians, has finally opened in northern Portugal, near the town of Arouca, 60km (37 miles) southeast of Porto, and is a work of architectural genius, most definitely not for those who are scared of heights, as the ‘516 Arouca’ is located 175m (574ft) across a valley above the Paiva River.

This bridge took more than three years to construct, and is destined to become a massive tourist attraction in Portugal, at more than half a kilometre long it allows you to enjoy an impressive natural landscape that sneaks through an open metal mesh platform, and if you have the nerve, will cost you €12 to cross.

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Until now, the Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge in the Swiss valley of Zermatt, had been the longest (and most impressive) glass bridge on the planet, at 494m (1,620ft) long and 85m (278ft) high at its highest point.

To celebrate the inauguration, a glamourous vertigo fashion show was held by Marques Almeida, to present their Autumn-Winter 2021-2022 collection, as reported by lavanguardia.com.

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Chris was born in a small village in Wales, where he ran his own successful construction company for many years, before deciding in 1990, to swap the grey skies and rain for the sunshine and lifestyle of the Costa del Sol. Late last year he made the move to Southern Portugal, and is now residing on the Algarve. Having sung and played in a rock band back in Wales, he still likes to go out and entertain in his spare time, singing in restaurants and golf clubs. Interests are of course music, especially from the 60s and 70s, movies, nice restaurants, and he has a passion for graphic design and online marketing.

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