The Swiss Abyss
The World's Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge Is Literally Breathtaking
Look out below. Hanging precariously over the Swiss Alps, the world's longest pedestrian suspension bridge opened in July—and it took only 10 weeks to build. The Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge, named after the project's biggest sponsor, spans the Zermatt Valley in southern Switzerland, running 494 meters (1,621 feet) long and 85 meters (279 feet) high. The path cuts travel time between two alpine towns from four hours to just 10 minutes.