The world’s longest hanging bridge has opened in Switzerland.
At nearly 500m, the bridge for hikers is billed as the longest hanging pedestrian bridge in the world
The bridge is located near the Swiss town of Zermatt and named the Europabrücke (Europe Bridge). It hangs up to 85m above the Grabengufer ravine.
The Zermatt Tourist Board says it is the world’s longest, although a 405m bridge in Reutte in Austria hangs 110m higher above the ground.
It replaces a previous bridge that had been damaged by rock falls.
The new bridge, whose cables weigh about eight tonnes, is equipped with a system to prevent it from swinging, the Zermatt Tourist Board said.
It forms part of a two-day hiking route between Zermatt and Grächen in southern Switzerland with views of the Matterhorn mountain.