World’s Longest Skywalk Set to Open in Czech Republic

Skybridge 721 in the northeast Czech Republic is now said to be the longest suspension bridge globally. (DPA Photo)

A record-breaking suspension bridge will be opened in the northeast of the Czech Republic between the crests of the Kralicky Snezník mountain, offering spectacular views to hikers.

According to Czech tourism officials, the Skybridge 721 is now the world’s longest suspension bridge, spanning 721 meters between two mountain ridges.

Located near the holiday resort of Dolní Morava and crossing the Mlynicke udolí valley at the height of 95 meters, the bridge’s formal inauguration is planned for May 9 – just in time for the hiking season.

According to Czech tourism officials, the bridge was built near the Skywalk, a 55-meter-high viewing platform from where you can slide back down on a slide that runs for about 100 meters.

The winter sports and hiking resort of Dolní Morava is located around 200 kilometers east of Prague, close to the Polish border.

The breathtaking bridge will open to the public in spring 2022.

Until now, the world’s longest suspension bridge for pedestrians has been located near the Portuguese town of Arouca. It measures 516 meters and hangs 176 meters above the ground.

Dolní Morava is the most famous mountain resort in the Pardubice region, attracting approximately 750,000 visitors every year.

While the new suspension bridge will eventually bring more tourists to the area, the local population agrees that the site will suffer from overcrowding. Naturalists also have reservations about completing the new bridge that could result in a possible disturbance of the mountain’s ecosystem.

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