‘World’s longest’ hanging bridge opens

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A pedestrian bridge that is seen as the world longest has been opened near the Swiss town of Zermatt.

The bridge is 494m long which is about 1,640ft. It hangs 85m above the Grabengufer ravine and it is named the Europabrücke (Europe Bridge).
Longest bridge
Europabrücke replaces a previously built bridge that had been damaged by rock falls.

It also, form part of a two-day hiking route between Zermatt and Grächen in southern Switzerland with views of the Matterhorn mountain.

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Longest bridge
According to the Zermatt Tourist Board, the new bridge, whose cables weigh about eight tonnes, is equipped with a system to prevent it from swinging.

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