In a small country on the Atlantic coast of the Iberian Peninsula, a new attraction has appeared that will attract tourists from all over the world.
The world’s longest suspension pedestrian bridge with a length of 516 meters was opened at Arouca Geopark in Portugal. The bridge is built 176 meters above the Paiva River.
The place chosen is very picturesque: passing through this bridge you can see the Agieiras waterfall, which is located nearby.
The bridge was named 516 Arouca and spent 2.3 million euros on its construction. Construction ended in July 2020, but due to the pandemic, the official opening took place in early May 2021.
According to the first visitors, a walk along 516 Arouca gives simply amazing emotions.
The bridge is held over the precipice with steel cables and two V-shaped towers. The railing and floor are made of stiff mesh so that you can see the gorge under your feet.
Crossing the entire bridge takes 10 minutes.
Local authorities believe that the new attraction will help attract more tourists, the flow of which has been significantly reduced due to the coronavirus epidemic.
So, as soon as the borders are opened – immediately to Portugal, walk over a half-kilometer abyss.