World’s Longest Suspension Bridge now Open for Visitors in the Czech Republic | Sky Bridge 721

The Czech Republic recently opened its pedestrian suspension bridge, which is the longest suspension bridge in the world.

The Czech Republic recently opened its pedestrian suspension bridge, which is the longest suspension bridge in the world. Named Sky Bridge 721, the bridge draws its name from its 721 m long length and is located between two peaks of Mount Kralicky Sneznik. Hovering at 95 m (312 feet) above the valley, the bridge is 1.2 m wide.

The bridge was unveiled after two years of construction. It breaks the previous record of the 516-m long suspension bridge of Arouca, Portugal. Sky Bridge 721 connects the pre-existing structure of Chalet Slamenka to the opposite slope on the Chlum hill, thereby giving hikers a breathtaking view. Visitors can take cable cars to reach the venue and then walk from thereon. The arrival point of the bridge is 1125 m, which is 10 m higher than the departure point. The bridge encompasses eight didactic panels that showcase local history and an interactive game called The Bridge of Time, which contains elements of AR. The route is distributed in such a way as to go back in time to the middle of the suspension bridge and then gradually find itself in the present upon arrival.

The bridge is made of 1030 cubic meter of concrete and weighs 405 ton. Six supporting ropes and 60 wind ropes of different diameters sustain the 721-m long bridge.  The suspension bridge has been constructed at an estimated cost of 200 million crowns, which is nearly $8.4 million.


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