Located in the town of Arouca, Portugal (close to Porto), you can now visit the longest suspended pedestrian bridge in the world!
Arouca 516 is a spectacular engineering work suspended over a length of 1,692 feet, with a height of 574 feet and a width of only 3.93 feet. From the bridge you can enjoy incredible views, with the Paiva river at your feet, the gorge where it is located and the spectacular Agueira waterfall.
The floor of the bridge is made of a metal grid that allows you to see the Paiva river, 574 feet below your feet. In addition to the sensation of vertigo, this type of soil allows greater resistance to air currents, making the structure much more resistant to weather conditions.
At first, the bridge project was 157 feet long, but during its construction it was decided to extend it to the current 1692 feet, making it the longest suspended pedestrian bridge in the world.
The 516 Arouca has been built in the Tibetan style and is suspended between two V-shaped reinforced concrete towers. In the center it has a slight drop, typical of this type of structure.
It is expected to open on May 2 and prices are around $15 per person.