Day 33/365 of Steel – Sky Bridge 721

A post for people with acrophobia.

13 may, the longest suspension bridge in the world is officially opened. Previously the record was held by Arouca 516. It was built in the Czech Republic, village Dolní Morava. Sky Bridge 721 created an unprecedented path between the sky and the ground. At a record-breaking length of 721 metres, it is the longest footbridge in the world. Surrounded by the pure nature of Králický Sněžník mountain, it offers its visitors enchanting views of the landscape.

Fig 1: The Sky Bridge 721 in the Czech Republic

Sky Bridge 721 will give its visitors a feeling that cannot be experienced anywhere else. Visitors will need to pluck up courage to set foot on the bridge, as they will find themselves 95 metres above the ground at the highest point.

The nearby Sky Walk viewpoint
Fig 2: The nearby Sky Walk viewpoint
Photo: Courtesy of Horské Středisko Dolní Morava

The suspension bridge is located just a few metres from the SkyWalk and spans the Mlýnský Stream valley from the ridge of Slamník Mountain to the ridge of Chlum Mountain. You will step onto the bridge at an altitude of 1,125 metres and of it at 1,135 metres above sea level.

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