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Portugal has a new tourist attraction that probably nothing for anxious minds: in the north of the country was inaugurated a 516-meter pedestrian suspension bridge, which in 175 meters above the gorge of the River Paiva leads.
At the opening ceremony on Sunday in the Geopark Arouca around 50 kilometers southeast of Porto, the Minister for territorial cohesion Ana Abrunhosa participated. According to the Geopark and the Mayor Aroucas, Margarida Belém, it is the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the world.
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The "titanium RT" opened in May 2017 at the Rappbodetal was briefly presented as a leader with a length of 483 meters. Since July 2017, however, the 494 meter bridge "Charles Kuonen" on the Europaweg at the Eastern valley side of the Mattertal claimed this title.
Some of the nearly 3200 inhabitants of the small town Arouca had already tested the 2.1 million euros expensive building on Thursday. "I'm still trembling, I feel like my legs trembling," Olivia Teixira said the TV channel SIC for her walk. Other languages of a "one-time experience". Leader of the park Recommend the visitors suffering from up-to-catching, the first time rather straight ahead and not to the 1.20 wide metal grid path, which allows a good look into the depth, on the green valley with many yellow flowers and a waterfall.
If you want the bridging gear about the bridge «516 AROUCA», which is held by thick steel ropes and on each side of two massive towers, must pay twelve euros. Children and adolescents between the ages of 7 and 17, people who have already celebrated their 65th birthday and even students pay only ten euros. The price includes a visit to the spectacular, about 8.5 kilometers long wooden web hiking trails Passadiços do Paiva in the woods of the up to 1100 meters high mountain train Serra da Freita.
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