The world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge has opened up high above the River Paiva in Arouca, Portugal. The bridge stretches for an incredible 516 meters (1,693 feet) across at an elevation of 175 meters (574 feet), offering picturesque views of the valley below. Inspired by the design of Inca bridges in the Andes, construction of the bridge began in May 2018, cost about 1.7 million euros ($2,050,000). The local government is hopeful that Ponte516 will attract more visitors to the area with this record-setting bridge.
I’m not in a hurry to cross the Ponte516. The longest pedestrian suspension bridge that I’ve walked is the Capilano Suspension Bridge in the District of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. That bridge is 140 meters (460 ft) long and 70 meters (230 ft) above the river and it swayed a little too much for me.