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Switzer­land has opened the world’s long­est pedes­trian sus­pen­sion bridge, invit­ing walk­ers to brave a nar­row path up to 86m above the ground.

The Charles Kuo­nen Sus­pen­sion Bridge is a record-break­ing 494 me­tres long and con­nects Grachen and Zer­matt on the Europaweg foot trail. The steel con­struc­tion runs be­tween 1,600m and 2,200m above sea level, with views – if you can look at them – of the Mat­ter­horn, Weis­shorn and the Ber­nese Alps in the dis­tance. The pre­vi­ous bridge had been dam­aged by rock falls.

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