It is a long way down, and an even longer way across: Spanning an awesome 1621ft and rising as high as 279ft, the Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge in Switzerland has broken the record for the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the Alps. It was inaugurated on July 29, 2017 in Randa, Switzerland. After its opening, it was even the longest suspension bridge in the world for almost five years. It was in May 2022 that Sky Bridge 721 brought the world record to the Czech Republic.
Held up with 8 tonnes of cables and offering thrill-seeking hikers views of the Matterhorn, Weisshorn, and Bernese Alps, crossing the bridge makes for a thrilling and indescribable experience, especially as the crossing is only 2ft wide.
The jaw-dropping attraction near Zermatt replaces an older bridge on the Europaweg trail that was damaged by falling rocks in 2010, and was named after its chief sponsor. It spans the valley between Zermatt and Graechen, thus, cutting the part of the two-day hike from three to four hours to a mere 10 minutes. Although being a great shortcut, crossing the bridge is not for the faint-hearted and definitely not for the ones who have problems with a fear of heights.
- Suspension Bridge near Randa at Europaweg Trail Grächen - Zermatt is among the 5 best rated Tourist Attractions in Switzerland.