Portugal opened the largest footbridge in the world

With a length of 516 meters above the Paiva River, the 516 Arauca Bridge is located within a geopark with many other root activities

Work began on what would become the largest pedestrian suspension bridge in the world in 2017 and was scheduled to be completed in July 2020. But with the outbreak of the epidemic at the beginning of last year, the official opening of the new tourist attraction in Portugal had to be postponed, As our columnist Rachel Verano told us, Directly from Lisbon. Today has finally come, and last Sunday (2), the bridge 516 Arauca It was officially opened to the public.

It is the largest footbridge in the world, measuring 516 meters long and joining two straits with a height of 175 meters. The new Portuguese bridge bypasses Charles Konen Street in southern Switzerland by 22 meters, or 494 meters long. The attraction is located in the Aveiro region, an hour from Porto, within the Aroca Geopark, recognized in 2009 by UNESCO as a protected area due to its geological heritage.

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The park, which has an area of ​​ u200b u200b382 square kilometers, is famous for it Trails over the Baiva RiverIt has 8 kilometers of trails and is an ideal location for activities such as canoeing, kayaking and rock climbing. The newly opened bridge will connect Aguieiras Waterfall and the area known as Garganta do Paiva, two of 41 local geographic locations. The crossing will cost 12 € for adults and 10 € for children, students and over 65 years (children under 6 years old cannot cross). The ticket will allow entry to all facilities in the park, and more information Here.

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Suspension bridges have gained strength as tourist attractions. In April, it was Canada has opened the longest suspension bridge in the country And the Aroca 516 Bridge itself is already preparing to win a rival within Portugal: The city of Torre de Moncorvo has already announced the construction of a 750-meter bridge over the Douro River. Adrenaline!

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