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Not for the faint-hearted, Portugal’s newly opened 516 Arouca Bridge aims to attract engineering enthusiasts, nature lovers, and of course those who enjoy an adrenaline rush.
516 Arouca Bridge: not for those with vertigo
There are pedestrian bridges, and there’s 516 Arouca Bridge—the world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge. Located in Arouca, in the Aveiro district near Porto, Portugal, and spanning 516 meters in length and an elevation of 175 meters, it connects the banks of Paiva River. As you walk along the bridge, you get a breathtaking view over Garganta do Paiva andCascata das Aguieiras, both geosites of the UNESCO Arouca Geopark territory. 516 Arouca Bridge is located next to the famous Paiva Walkways.
In this project, you'll be creating a suspension bridge. Through building this model, you'll understand the principles of force distribution and how engineers use cables to accomplish this in suspension bridges.