Portugal Impresses the World as It Officially Opens World's Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge

Portugal Impresses the World as It Officially Opens World's Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge

- The Arouca 516 taken the longest pedestrian suspension bridge title from the Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge in Switzerland, which is 1,621 feet long and was launched in 2017

- The bridge is complete but will be opened officially to visitors from May 3, 2021

- The world's longest pedestrian suspension bridge cost Portugal about R37 million

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Portugal has written its name in the books of history after launching the world's longest pedestrian suspension bridge.

Portugal Impresses the World as It Officially Opens World's Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge
Portugal spent about KSh 280 million on the Bridge. Photo: CNN.
Source: UGC

Briefly News has learned the 516-meter long bridge was named 516 Arouca because it is located in a Portuguese town named Arouca and to its length.

According to CNN, the bridge is an hour's drive south of the country and links up Aguieiras Waterfall and Paiva Gorge.

The 516 Arouca bridge has been termed as the latest adventure one can really enjoy in the Arouca Geopark, an area known for its extreme sports.

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This publication understands the 516 Arouca pedestrian suspension bridge cost Portugal R37 million.

CNN reported that the bridge is complete but will be opened officially to visitors from May 3, 2021.

However, some local residents have already had a chance to visit the bridge and get a feel of it before its ''official'' launch.

Engineers and other professionals took a whole to years to fully construct the magnificent bridge, Briefly News has learnt.

According to people who have already used the bridge, it takes about 10 minutes to cross it especially if you slow down to enjoy the panoramic views of the waterfall and other scenic sceneries.

The experts who dealt with the construction of the bridge ensured it encompassed a Tibetan style.

The bridge is held up by steel cables and two huge V-shaped towers and is 1,692 feet.

It is paramount to note that River Paiva passes 176 meters under the bridge's three-foot-wide open metal grid.

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The bridge was designed by Portuguese studio Itecons who completed the construction in July 2020.

Earlier, Briefly News reported that a young Nigerian man, ObaroEne Otitigbe who is popularly known as Mr O has broken a Guinness World Records in plank exercise while hula hooping.

According to the records, he was able to stay in a plank position for a commendable period of three mins and 16 seconds.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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