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Portugal Unveils World’s Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge

Portugal is about to start getting more money rolling into their country’s treasury through tourism.

Portugal makes history as it unveils the world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge called ‘516 Arouca’. People can now walk on the bridge which costs about £2million(₦1Billion).

The bridge which took around two years to build is hidden between rock-strewn Unesco mountains. It has a very calm landscape but report says walking on the bridge to the other side is not for the faint-hearted. It is held up by steel cables, two massive towers on each side, and it also wobbles a little with every step.

Bridge ‘516 Arouca’, hangs 175 meters (575ft) above the fast-flowing River Paiva. The average person will take five to 10 minutes to complete the walk across the bridge, depending on nerves.

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Hugo Xavier became one of the first people to cross the bridge.

He said: “I was a little afraid, but it was so worth it”.

The bridge opened only to residents on Thursday, but from Monday, everyone can book a visit.

This is breathtaking! What a beautiful sight to behold. It is advised to best gird yourself before you look down from the Arouca Bridge.

Congratulations to Portugal for this great achievement.

 

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