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Index – Tech-Science – The world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge has been delivered in the Czech Republic

A suspension bridge was built in Dolní Morava, a mountain resort in the Czech Republic, its length is 721 meters and can accommodate five hundred people at one time. Even if the wind is not blowing.

The 721-meter-long Sky Bridge connects 721 meters above sea level between two hills in the Kralecki Sneznik Mountains in northeastern Bohemia, near the Polish border, over a 95-meter-deep ravine.

They would be able to stay on the bridge for five hundred at a time, but only half of them in the first two weeks. However, for safety reasons, the bridge will be closed when winds reach 135 kilometers per hour. The 1.2 meter wide pedestrian bridge can only be walked in one direction, and an elevator takes you to the starting station, which you must pre-register online.

The suspension bridge was built from 200 million crowns (3.1 billion forints) in two years. The Czech Tourism Board is confident that the new landmark will attract tourists from all over the world and help boost Czech tourism after the recession caused by the pandemic.

However, opponents of the investment say that the bridge will change the character of the wooded countryside, dominate the landscape of the region much, and attract many tourists to the resort of Dolní Morava, which has a population of only 500.

The 516-meter suspension bridge in Arauca, Portugal, set the record for the length, which was delivered last year after three years of construction. The bridge connects the waterfalls of Aguieiras and Paiva Gorge and is fixed by iron cables from two V-shaped towers. The Paiva River, 176 meters long, flows under the bridge’s open metal mesh, which is 90 cm wide.

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(Cover image: Tourists on the Sky Bridge. Photo: MTI/AP/Petr David Josek)