The Czech Republic opens the world’s longest suspended walkway | Travel and Tourism

Fear and adrenaline were some feelings when the first visitors climbed the world’s longest suspension pass, crossed a mountain valley in Czech Republic.

“We came here because we love adrenaline,” day walker Michaela Klestilova said as she approaches a 721-meter trail that’s 95 meters above ground at its highest point, which opened to the public on Friday.

Visitors play jumping over Sky Bridge 721, a new tourist attraction in Dolni Morava, Czech Republic. Suspension bridge opened Friday (13) Photo: Petr David Josek / AP

“We came here on foot and now we are looking for our reward,” he joked.

The 721 Sky Bridge took two years to build at a cost of 200 million kroner ($8.4 million) and was suspended by six main support cables and 60 wind cables.

People cross Sky Bridge 721, a new tourist attraction in Dolni Morava, Czech Republic. Suspension bridge opened Friday (13) Photo: Petr David Josek / AP

It rises more than 1,100 meters above sea level and connects two mountain ranges in the northeastern region of the country, 200 km from Prague And close to the border with Poland.

People cross Sky Bridge 721, a new tourist attraction in Dolni Morava, Czech Republic. Suspension bridge opened Friday (13) Photo: Petr David Josek / AP

The pedestrian bridge has crossed the 516-meter Arauca Bridge Portugalwhich was previously the largest pedestrian suspension bridge.

But the new Czech bridge is not without criticism.

The regional director of the Czech Agency for Nature Conservation, Michal Servus, told Czech TV this week that she It caused problems with protecting the surroundings and changed the character of the area.

People cross Sky Bridge 721, a new tourist attraction in Dolni Morava, Czech Republic. Suspension bridge opened Friday (13) Photo: David W. Cerny / Reuters

The authorities hope so Promote tourism, give a different view of the forest landscape.

“For me, that’s a great view,” said Michel Hoverek, the bridge’s first visitor.

Sky Bridge 721, a new tourist attraction in Dolni Morava, Czech Republic. Suspension bridge opened Friday (13) Photo: Petr David Josek / AP

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