Portugal To Get World’s Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge At The Height Of 1,692 Ft

by Yogita Chainani
Portugal To Get World’s Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge At The Height Of 1,692 Ft

Do you love heights and adventure? If yes, then you are going to love the world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge in Portugal. With striking panoramic views of the waterfall and the fast-moving river beneath, this bridge is not for the faint-hearted! Known as 516 Arouca, this bridge is 516 meters long and is nestled in the town of Arouca, which is south of Portugal. The bridge will successfully connect Aguieiras Waterfall and Paiva Gorge and is the latest adventure offering in the Arouca Geopark, known for its extreme sports. 

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Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The Bridge

It is designed by Portuguese studio Itecons, and the company has taken three years to build this bridge from scratch. In terms of design, it’s a Tibetan-style bridge and is held up by steel cables and two V-shaped towers. The railings for the bridge are rigid netting, and the deck is constructed of 127 four-meter modules.

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The Opening Of The Bridge Is Still On Hold As The Exact Dates Haven’t Been Announced Yet 

It’s nestled in Geopark, which is quite close to Paiva Walkways, Areinho and Vau river beaches. In terms of its length, the bridge has officially stolen the title of being the longest bridge from the Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge in Switzerland, which spans 1,621 feet and opened in 2017. That bridge struts views of the Matterhorn, Weisshorn and Bernese Alps. 

If you love heights and don’t mind a little adventure, then you have to visit this bridge for sure. 

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According to The Sun, it should take any pedestrian between five and 10 minutes to walk across without stopping. And if you are already making plans, then we must tell you that the local council hasn’t given out the exact opening date of the bridge.