World's Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge Now Open in Portugal
The record-breaking bridge measures 516 meters (1,692 feet) long, and it is definitely not for the faint-hearted.
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If you are afraid of heights then don't read this article. The world's longest pedestrian suspension bridge is opening on Monday in Portugal, according to a press release by UNESCO's Arouca World Geopark, and it is bound to give even the bravest of adventurers a rush of adrenaline.
The bridge measures 516 meters (1,692 feet) long and is suspended 175 meters (574 feet) above a river. It's named the 516 Arouca bridge because it is located in the town of Arouca.
The bridge hangs on steel cables strung between V-shaped concrete towers and connects the banks of the Paiva River. It takes supposedly a short 10 minutes to cross, but we venture a guess that it will seem much longer as passengers may fear for their lives.