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World’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge opens in Czech Republic resort

Visitors walk on the Sky Bridge 721, the world's longest suspension pedestrian bridge in Dolni Morava, Czech Republic on May 9, 2022. (Lukas Kabon/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) A pedestrian suspension bridge that is the longest such construction in the world has opened at a mountain resort in the Czech Republic.The 721-meter (2,365-foot) -long bridge is built at an altitude of more than 1,100 meters (3,610 feet) above sea level.

It connects two ridges of the mountains and hangs up to 95 meters (312 feet) above the valley below.Sky Bridge 721, as it is known, is located in the northeastern part of the country in the Kralicky Sneznik mountain range near the border with Poland, some 200 kilometers (125 miles) east of Prague.The bridge offers unusual views for visitors who have a head for heights. Up to 500 people will be allowed to be on the bridge at any one time, although that number is halved for the first two weeks following Friday's opening.The bridge will be closed for safety reasons if winds reach 135 kph (84 mph).

The construction took two years and cost some 200 million Czech crowns ($8.3 million).Visitors walk on the Sky Bridge 721, the world's longest suspension pedestrian bridge in Dolni Morava, Czech Republic on May 9, 2022. (Lukas Kabon/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) Critics say the bridge is too big for the surrounding environment, while others argue it will attract too many tourists to the town, which has a population of less than 500.CzechTourism believes the bridge could attract tourists from all around the globe.Theo Scheepens, 59, from the Netherlands was one of the first."Marvelous, impressive, the bridge moves, so you think something is going to happen," he said.

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Visitors walk on the Sky Bridge 721, the world's longest suspension pedestrian bridge in Dolni Morava, Czech Republic on May 9, 2022. (Lukas Kabon/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) A pedestrian suspension bridge that is the longest such construction in the world has opened at a mountain resort in the Czech Republic.The 721-meter (2,365-foot) -long bridge is built at an altitude of more than 1,100 meters (3,610 feet) above sea level.
Lindsey Buckingham has postponed his upcoming UK and European tour after he and members of his live band and crew recently contracted COVID-19.The former Fleetwood Mac musician had been due to kick off his solo tour in Dublin on Tuesday (May 17), with further dates booked in Glasgow, Liverpool and London.Buckingham has now been forced, however, to postpone those dates as he continues his recovery from COVID-19, which also forced the premature end of his recent North American tour.“It is with great sadness that we are announcing the postponement of Lindsey’s European tour,” a statement posted on the musician’s social media channels this afternoon (May 12) reads.“Along with other members of his band and crew, Lindsey contracted COVID-19 at the end of his latest North American tour, forcing that to end prematurely.News on Lindsey’s upcoming European tour.

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