The world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge opened in Switzerland on Sunday, a ribbon-thinÂ span nearly a third of a mile long thatÂ challengesÂ hikers to proceed in places at nearly 28 stories above ground.
Officials in the south of Switzerland unveiled the bridge after just 10 weeks of construction. It measures 1,620 feet longÂ and rises as high as 278 feetÂ above the Grabengufer ravine.
The span is also impossibly narrow, at just 25.6 inchesÂ wide.
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The new bridge replaces one that was damaged by rock falls, the BBC reported.
The steel structure connects two sections of a trail between GrÃ¤chen and Zermatt, a popular two-day hike.Â The local tourist authority warns that the high bridge is âfor hikers with no fear of heights.â
The bridgeÂ completes a section of…