Spectacular world’s longest suspension footbridge opens in Czech Republic

2022-05-13 22:21:38

(CNN) — Strolling from one mountain to a different, suspended excessive above floor with solely an unlimited valley yawning beneath, is not for the fainthearted.

However thrill-seekers — and lovers of infrastructure — might be flocking to the Dolní Morava trip resort within the northeast of the Czech Republic to scale the brand new world’s longest suspension footbridge.
Below building for the previous two years, the 721-meter-long-span (2,365 ft), appropriately named Sky Bridge 721, formally opened on Could 13. The walkway guarantees spectacular views of the cloud-shrouded Jeseníky mountains, and an total electrifying, albeit barely terrifying, expertise.

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Sky Bridge 721, the world's longest suspension pedestrian bridge, is officially open for thrill-seekers.

Sky Bridge 721, the world’s longest suspension pedestrian bridge, is formally open for thrill-seekers.

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Austrian blogger Victoria Fellner visited Sky Bridge 721 earlier this week as a part of a preview occasion, sharing images on her Instagram account.
Fellner informed CNN Journey that taking her first step on the bridge gave her a “queasy feeling.”

However this preliminary concern subsided as she admired the encompassing panorama.

“I used to be afraid that the suspension bridge would shake so much, however it wasn’t that unhealthy,” stated Fellner. “The view is admittedly spectacular and you’ll even see the forest beneath by means of the trellis! Fortunately I am not afraid of heights.”

Sky Bridge 721, suspended by cables, hangs 95 meters above the valley ground and spans between 1,110 and 1,116 meters above sea degree. The bridge might be accessed by cable automobile and strolling throughout is a one-way deal. Upon exiting the walkway on the different facet, guests could make their manner alongside a paved forest path lined with indicators detailing Czech historical past. There’s additionally a corresponding digital actuality telephone recreation.

The walkway claims to be the new world's longest suspended footbridge.

The walkway claims to be the brand new world’s longest suspended footbridge.

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The 1.2-meter-wide Sky Bridge is open to youngsters of all ages and heights, however isn’t appropriate for folks with pushchairs or wheelchairs.

Vacationers should at the moment guide Sky Bridge 721 tickets forward of time on the Dolní Morava web site, with costs for adults beginning at 350 Czech Koruna (round $14.60).
Dolní Morava, located on the Czech border with Poland, is a trip spot that is additionally dwelling to ski slopes, an alpine curler coaster purporting to be the second longest in Europe, a mountaintop restaurant and an attraction referred to as the Sky Stroll — a curved construction with a wood walkway and slide situated 1,116 meters above sea degree.

Sky Bridge 721 is round 2.5 hours drive from Czech capital metropolis Prague.

High picture by Lukas Kabon/Anadolu Company by way of Getty Photographs


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