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World’s longest suspended footbridge opens in Czech Republic

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

However thrill-seekers — and lovers of infrastructure — shall 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 toes), 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 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 advised CNN Journey that taking her first step on the bridge gave her a “queasy feeling.”

However this preliminary worry subsided as she admired the encircling panorama.

“I used to be afraid that the suspension bridge would shake lots, nevertheless it wasn’t that unhealthy,” mentioned Fellner. “The view is basically spectacular and you may even see the forest under by means of the trellis! Fortunately I am not afraid of heights.”

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

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 kids of all ages and heights, however is just not appropriate for folks with pushchairs or wheelchairs.

Vacationers should presently e-book 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 house to ski slopes, an alpine curler coaster purporting to be the second longest in Europe, a mountaintop restaurant and an attraction known 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 Pictures

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