World's Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge Opens

Ann Santiago
August 1, 2017

For one, it now has the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the world (according to Zermatt Tourism, anyway).

Built 28 stories above the ground, the bridge is 1,620 feet long.

It'll be a tough walk for people afraid of heights on the Europabruecke (Europe Bridge), the world's longest pedestrian suspension bridge at 494m.

Not that we weren't already enamoured of this breath-taking destination, but Switzerland has given you another reason to set foot on its land. With a maximum height of 85 metres above the valley, the bridge is only "for hikers with no fear of heights".

"This is one of the most attractive panorama hiking paths in Switzerland", states the local tourism office.

His Zermatt tourism counterpart Daniel Luggen said the thrill of crossing the bridge is "indescribable".

Together, they form a well-known path called Europaweg for hiking lovers, offering panoramic views of the famous Matterhorn, Weisshorn and Bernese Alps.

After falling rocks destroyed an older bridge, the only way to get across the Grabengufer Valley between the towns of Zermatt and Grächen was to embark on a three-hour hike.

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