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World’s ‘longest’ pedestrian suspension bridge’ constructed in Nepal

Khabarhub

August 2, 2020

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World’s ‘longest’ pedestrian suspension bridge’ constructed in Nepal

‘World's longest pedestrian suspension bridge’ over Kaligandaki River in Baglung of Gandaki Province.

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BAGLUNG: The construction of the world’s ‘longest’ pedestrian suspension bridge’ over Kaligandaki River in Baglung of Gandaki Province has completed.

Spanning 567 meters, the bridge connects Kusma of Parbat with Baglung district.

The single-span suspension bridge is set to be registered in the Guinness Book of World Records, claiming to be the longest in the world.

Information Officer of Baglung Municipality Yukta Prasad Subedi said that the necessary statistics of the bridge have been sent to the Statistics Department for verification.

The Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge in Switzerland currently holds the record of the longest pedestrian bridge in the world spanning 1,621 feet (494 meters), according to CNN.

The bridge was constructed at a cost of Rs 92.5 million, said Engineer Sagar Ram Nepal of the Contract Management Branch of the Suspension Bridge Division Office, Kathmandu.

The construction company stated that the bridge has been opened for the public as the movement of people didn’t stop although some works need to be completed. The bridge is yet to be handed over formally.

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