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World's longest suspension bridge launches in Swiss Alps
POSTED 09 Aug 2017 . BY Kim Megson
The world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge has opened in the Swiss Alps, offering brave trekkers a shortcut across one of the region’s most dramatic valleys.

The 494m long Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge, which is 86m above the ground at its highest point, stretches between the towns of Grächen and Zermatt along the Europaweg foot trail, with the peaks of the Matterhorn in the distance.

Swiss engineers Lauber Seilbahnen and Swissrope built the structure in just ten weeks.

The bridge takes around ten minutes to walk, cutting down a circuitous journey that previously took up to four hours. The trail takes walkers from between 1,600m and 2,200m above sea level.

The nerve-jangling crossing is the latest in a series of gravity-defying attractions to open in recent times. In 2015, a glass suspension bridge was launched in Hunan's Shiniuzhai National Geological Park, offering bold tourists a chance to cross a 180m deep chasm between two cliffs.

Last year, a 1,000 ft high glass slide opened near the top of Los Angeles’ Bank Tower.
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World's longest suspension bridge launches in Swiss Alps
POSTED 09 Aug 2017 . BY Kim Megson
The world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge has opened in the Swiss Alps, offering brave trekkers a shortcut across one of the region’s most dramatic valleys.

The 494m long Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge, which is 86m above the ground at its highest point, stretches between the towns of Grächen and Zermatt along the Europaweg foot trail, with the peaks of the Matterhorn in the distance.

Swiss engineers Lauber Seilbahnen and Swissrope built the structure in just ten weeks.

The bridge takes around ten minutes to walk, cutting down a circuitous journey that previously took up to four hours. The trail takes walkers from between 1,600m and 2,200m above sea level.

The nerve-jangling crossing is the latest in a series of gravity-defying attractions to open in recent times. In 2015, a glass suspension bridge was launched in Hunan's Shiniuzhai National Geological Park, offering bold tourists a chance to cross a 180m deep chasm between two cliffs.

Last year, a 1,000 ft high glass slide opened near the top of Los Angeles’ Bank Tower.
MORE NEWS
‘Create your own masterpiece’ with interactive colour editing from Disney Research
Disney’s research and development arm has come up with a new way to interact with art – creating an augmented reality application that allows users to interact and recolour paintings.
Aberdeen Science Centre set to double exhibition space following £4.7m redevelopment
Aberdeen Science Centre is to undergo a £4.7m (US$6m, €5.1m) revamp, which will double existing exhibition space at the museum.
Engineering work starts on HMS Victory to preserve warship and prevent collapse
The National Museum of the Royal Navy has begun essential works to support the historic HMS Victory, with the 252-year-old vessel currently at risk of collapsing under its own weight.
Twisting tower housing contemporary Arles art centre starts to take shape
New construction images have been revealed showing a typically sculptural Frank Gehry- designed tower rising in Arles, southern France.
More news>
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360 Play
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Location: Farnborough, United Kingdom
Food and Beverage Team Leader
360 Play
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Location: Farnborough, United Kingdom
Forest Centre Manager
Forestry Commission
Salary: £29,401 - £32,486
Location: Wendover, United Kingdom
Visitor Experience and Operations Manager
National Trust
Salary: £30,507 pa
Location: Shrewsbury, United Kingdom



 
 
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World's longest suspension bridge launches in Swiss Alps
POSTED 09 Aug 2017 . BY Kim Megson
The world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge has opened in the Swiss Alps, offering brave trekkers a shortcut across one of the region’s most dramatic valleys.

The 494m long Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge, which is 86m above the ground at its highest point, stretches between the towns of Grächen and Zermatt along the Europaweg foot trail, with the peaks of the Matterhorn in the distance.

Swiss engineers Lauber Seilbahnen and Swissrope built the structure in just ten weeks.

The bridge takes around ten minutes to walk, cutting down a circuitous journey that previously took up to four hours. The trail takes walkers from between 1,600m and 2,200m above sea level.

The nerve-jangling crossing is the latest in a series of gravity-defying attractions to open in recent times. In 2015, a glass suspension bridge was launched in Hunan's Shiniuzhai National Geological Park, offering bold tourists a chance to cross a 180m deep chasm between two cliffs.

Last year, a 1,000 ft high glass slide opened near the top of Los Angeles’ Bank Tower.
 


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