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This 25-Inch-Wide Hanging Bridge Is Not For The Faint Of Heart

HuffPost logo HuffPost 8/11/2017 Suzy Strutner

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Those with a fear of heights need not try crossing this dizzying new suspension bridge that hangs some 275 feet over Switzerland’s deepest Alpine valley.

The world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge opened last month and connects the towns of Zermatt and Grächen. Those brave enough to traverse it can enjoy views of the Matterhorn, Weisshorn and Bernese Alps, The Guardian reports.

The Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge has mesh sides and a grated bottom so you can peer into the ravine below, if you dare. It takes about 10 minutes to cross, providing a much-needed alternative to a valley route that normally takes three to four hours, according to CNN.

And at just 25 inches wide, this walkway really makes it look like you’re in the trees.

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Crossing the bridge may be nerve-wracking for some, but it’s doable, Zermatt Tourism spokeswoman Edith Zweifel told CNN.

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People who have problems with a fear of heights, they have to close their eyes, or have someone to walk just behind,” she said.

And whatever you do, do NOT look down.

This article originally appeared on HuffPost.


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