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Longest Pedestrian Bridge Hangs 600 Feet Above River in Portugal

A bridge has opened near Arouca in northern Portugal, crossing the River Paiva. The bridge is the world’s longest footbridge and runs 1,693 feet across. It’s not for the feint of heart, and you definitely don’t want to look down if you’re afraid of heights.

The bridge took about two years and $2.8 million dollars to build. Locals are hoping that it will revive the region with tourism.

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In this next video you can see how it was built. It’s quite an accomplishment and it seems builders had to be part time acrobats with the amount of suspension they did.

Would you cross this bridge in Portugal?

How about this rollercoaster bridge in Japan? I know I would have a hard time. Maybe I’ll add this to bucket list of things to do in the future though.

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