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Portugal is About to Open the Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge in the World

A deal by , 15. Oct. 2020 7:05 am

Portugal is giving Switzerland a run for their money with the completion of the 516 Arouca Bridge — now the world's longest pedestrian suspension bridge, measuring less than a hundred feet longer than the former champ, the Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge. A walk across this bridge gives you amazing views of the River Paiva, the nearby Alvarenga Bridge, and the Aguieiras waterfall.

As one can guess from the name, this bridge measures 516 meters in length (almost 1,700 feet) and is located near the town of Arouca, about an hour driving from Porto. Original plans set the bridge to be open much sooner, but the location of the bridge had to be changed, which led to delays. This bridge can really be understood best, though, by watching the video below.


The downside? It won't be free to cross like many other bridges of its kind, but let's wait and see what the entrance fee will be — if it's nominal it should be worth it.

Would you walk across it?


Portugal is About to Open the Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge in the World