Switzerland just inaugurated world's longest pedestrian suspension bridge

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Switzerland opened what local authorities say is the world's longest suspension bridge on Sunday after only 10 weeks of construction.

The new bridge, whose cables weigh about eight tonnes, is equipped with a system to prevent it from swinging, the Zermatt Tourist Board said.

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Pedestrian suspension bridges are now in a bit of an arms race-the Europabrücke grabbed the "longest" title from Germany's Titan-RT bridge, which only opened this past May.

The release notes that alpine hikers with a fear of heights should consider avoiding the record-setting bridge because through the structure's lower grates, as "it is possible to look into the precipice below one's feet". And while you're taking the long walk across it, you can get a stunning view of the Matterhorn and Weisshorn peaks, as well as the Bernese Alps. The total travel time across the new bridge, officials say, is less than 10 minutes, if you want to courageous the potential for vertigo.

The original bridge was closed in 2010 due to unstable terrain, forcing hikers to detour into the valley before climbing back up to reach the trail.

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