If you are that type of traveler that is not afraid of heights, looking for scenic beauty, and willing to try anything new; then here’s an attraction for you.
Switzerland has recently unveiled the longest suspension foot bridge worldwide! An incredible sight to see, and be on, the bridge creates a path along the famous Matterhorn, offering visitors an incredible view of the Alpine.
A spokesperson for Swiss Tourism recently announced that crossing the bridge, 494 meters in total, can reduce a visitor’s hiking time along the Europaweg path by a minimum of three hours, when heading from the southwest towns of Zermatt and Graechen. Prior to the recent opening in late July, those who traveled to explore the Alpine would head down to Randa, a small town in the area, and then head up a different climb – this after a smaller foot bridge closed seven years ago, as a result of unsound terrain. With the cut on time, this offers visitors to the region more time to enjoy other things in and around the area; to boot, what a way to travel!
The foot bridge offers an incredible vantage point to soak in the sights and beauty of greenery, mountaintops, and water. It is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will likely leave travelers visiting the area in awe.
MSN warns potential visitors that the bridge is certainly not for the faint of heart. Eighty-five meters high off the ground, built over one of the deepest valleys within the country, it spans a mere 65 centimetres wide; so, you can hold a friend’s hand along the way for support at least … but that is about it. The ‘path’ doesn’t offer much in length.
Still, it is something to scratch off that travel bucket list. According to reports, the bridge is the longest in the world, exceeding ‘Titan-RT’ (459 meters in total) in Germany.