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World's Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge Opens Across the Swiss Alps

The bridge is "for hikers with no fear of heights"

The world's longest pedestrian suspension bridge has opened in southern Switzerland, stretching 1620 feet as part of a trail in the Alps, NBC News reported.

Despite its record-setting length, the Charles Kuonen suspension bridge is only 25 inches wide, with a grated surface that allows intrepid hikers to take in the drop below them -- up to 300 feet.

After a previous bridge was damaged by falling rocks, this bridge was built to connect the towns of Grächen and Zermatt and save hikers a long detour.

"The thrill of traversing the precipice is indescribable," Zermatt Tourism said in a news release, adding that the the bridge was "for hikers with no fear of heights."

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