DON’T LOOK DOWN! Brave hik­ers mak­ing their way across the ‘world’s longest’ hang­ing pedes­trian bridge in Switzer­land

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A hang­ing bridge dubbed the ‘world’s longest’ has opened in Switzer­land. The 494m bridge, called the ‘Europabrücke’ or ‘Europe Bridge’, hangs as much as 85m above the Gran­ben­gufer ravine near the town of Zer­matt, in south­ern Switzer­land. It’s a re­place­ment for an­other bridge which was dam­aged by rock falls, the BBC re­ports .But while it’s re­port­edly the longest, it’s not the high­est – as an­other bridge in Reutte, Aus­tria hangs 110m higher above ground. The Europabrücke is part of a two-day hik­ing route from Zer­matt to Grächen, about 13 miles north.But hik­ers don’t need to worry about the huge bridge swing­ing, as the Zer­matt Tourist Board says it’s been fit­ted with a sys­tem which pre­vents that. AFP

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