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Don’t look now: New bridge in Portugal not for the faint-hearted – Riverside, California

Riverside, California 2021-05-04 15:11:51 –

The Arouca Bridge offers a walk of about 1,700 feet across its span, and its metal sidewalk is suspended from a cable, which is wide enough for two people.

It’s probably best to prepare before looking down on the Arouca Bridge.

The narrow pedestrian bridge, hung across a river canyon in northern Portugal, was officially opened on Sunday, claiming to be the longest pedestrian bridge in the world.

The Arouca Bridge offers a 0.5 km walk across its span along a metal walkway suspended from a cable. About 175 meters (574 feet) below the Paiva River runs through a waterfall.

Arouca is located 300 km (186 miles) north of Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. Last week, locals first walked the bridge. Many were thrilled — even if some admitted, it was a little anxious to feel very exposed.

According to the Guinness World Records, the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the world is Japan’s Kuju Yume Bridge, which opened in 2006 and is 390 meters (1,280 feet). However, the Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge, which opened in the Swiss Alps in 2017, is challenging the height of 494 meters (1,621 feet).

The construction cost of the Arouca Bridge was 2.3 million euros ($ 2.8 million). Children under the age of 6 are not allowed to enter. A guide will accompany you on every visit.

Access method: It will be open to the public from Monday. Access to the bridge costs € 10-12 ($ 12-14) and must be booked from the local website.

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