Traversing a wonderful 1621 feet and ascending as high as 279 feet, the recently opened Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge in Switzerland has broken the record for the world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge, as per Zermatt Tourism. The bridge offers climbers perspectives of the Matterhorn, Weisshorn and Bernese Alps.
“How often do you get the chance to cross a real world record suspension bridge?” said Daniel Luggen, director of Zermatt Tourism, at the bridge’s inauguration on July 29. “The thrill experienced high over the precipice is indescribable.”
The bridge, which has supplanted a more established bridge that was harmed by falling rocks, was named after its main support, a clinician and co-proprietor of a Swiss winery.
It traverses the valley between the towns of Zermatt and Grächen. As indicated by Edith Zweifel, a representative for the travel board, it cuts the trip over the valley from three to four hours to a negligible 10 minutes. (The aggregate adventure time amongst Zermatt and Grächen is around two days.)
While the bridge’s stature has expelled the danger of shake fall, more tallness unwilling explorers might need to prepare before making the trek.
“People who have problems with a fear of heights, they have to close their eyes, or have someone to walk just behind,” Zweifel said.