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World longest pedestrian suspension bridge open in tiny hometown Arouca in Northern Portugal
Two minute reads :
- The world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge has been opened in Portugal and Hugo Xavier became one of the first person to cross the prestigious bridge.
- 516 Arouca, called so because it’s 516 meters long and is in the town of Aurouca, connects Aguieiras Waterfall and Paiva Gorge.
- It has stolen the longest bridge title from the Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge in Switzerland.
Key highlights :
- The bridge hangs 175 meters above the fast flowing River Paiva.
- The bridge has costed 2.3 million euros ( $ 2.8 million ).
- It took two years for the authorities to complete building of this magnificent bridge.
- It’s a Tibetan style hanging bridge, held up by steel and two huge V shaped towers.
- The bridge was a part of a wider strategy to encourage more people to move and stay in the region.
- The bridge World longest pedestrian bridge slightly with each footstep, As pedestrians take the brave step.
Important takeaways of Portugal :
- Capital : Lisbon
- President : Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa
- Prime Minister : Antonio Costa
- Currency : Euro
- Calling code : +351
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