Switzerland Opens World's Longest Suspension Footbridge
Switzerland has opened the world's longest suspension footbridge. It is 494 meters long.
The bridge is suspended between 1,600 meters and 2,200 meters above sea level. It is only 65 centimeters wide and goes as high as 85 meters above the ground.
Hikers, within sight of the famed mountain, the Matterhorn, and the Bernese Alps, can cross it in about 10 minutes
The bridge crosses the deepest-cut valley in Switzerland. Hikers can look down onto it through grates in the bridge.
Without the bridge, the journey previously took up to four hours.
According to Swiss reports, it took only 10 weeks to build the bridge. And the structure surpasses Germany's "Titan-RT" as the world's longest suspension footbridge. The "Titan-RT", which opened last month, is just over 450 meters long. It crosses Germany's highest reservoir, the Rappbode Dam.
The Swiss bridge is also longer than the so-called "footbridge in the sky." This bridge, built in 2014, is part of the Sochi Sky Park in Russia. It spans 439 meters and includes observation platforms looking on the mountains and the Black Sea Coast.
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1.sea level 海平面
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2.above the ground 离地面...
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3.look on 观看；看待
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4.observation platform 观景台；观测台
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1.Hikers can look down onto it through grates in the bridge.
look down 俯视；向下看；瞧不起
I wish you wouldn't look down on this kind of work.
When you are afraid, you may look down shyly.
2.Without the bridge, the journey previously took up to four hours.
took up 拿起；占据
He took up with smugglers.
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全球最长的人行吊桥在瑞士落成 。全长494米 。
该人行吊桥位于海拔1600米至2200米之间 。吊桥宽65厘米，与地面最高的距离为85米 。
这座桥穿越了瑞士最深的峡谷 。游客可透过吊桥的铁栅栏俯瞰万物 。
据瑞士媒体报道，修建吊桥仅用了10周时间 。这座桥超越了德国的“泰坦-RT”悬索桥，成为全球最长的悬索桥 。“泰坦-RT”于上月落成，长度为450米 。该桥穿过了德国最大的拉普博德大坝（Rappbode Dam） 。
瑞士的人行吊桥还超越了“天空桥”的长度 。“天空桥”建于2014年，位于俄罗斯索契天空公园 。该桥全长439米，游客可在观景台上一览群山和黑海海岸 。