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First tourists step out on world's longest suspension footbridge

People walk across the newly-built world's longest suspension bridge after its official opening in the mountain resort of Dolni Morava, Czech Republic, May 13.    REUTERS/David W Cerny

People walk across the newly-built world's longest suspension bridge after its official opening in the mountain resort of Dolni Morava, Czech Republic, May 13. REUTERS/David W Cerny

People walk across the newly-built world's longest suspension bridge after its official opening in the mountain resort of Dolni Morava, Czech Republic, May 13. REUTERS/David W Cerny
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Named Sky Bridge 721, it took two years to build at a cost of 200 million crowns ($8.4 million) and is suspended by six main supporting ropes and 60 wind ropes.  

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Named Sky Bridge 721, it took two years to build at a cost of 200 million crowns ($8.4 million) and is suspended by six main supporting ropes and 60 wind ropes. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Named Sky Bridge 721, it took two years to build at a cost of 200 million crowns ($8.4 million) and is suspended by six main supporting ropes and 60 wind ropes. REUTERS/David W Cerny
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It sits at more than 1,100 metres above sea level and connects two mountain ridges in the country's northeast region, 200 km from Prague and near the border with Poland.   


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It sits at more than 1,100 metres above sea level and connects two mountain ridges in the country's northeast region, 200 km from Prague and near the border with Poland. REUTERS/David W Cerny

It sits at more than 1,100 metres above sea level and connects two mountain ridges in the country's northeast region, 200 km from Prague and near the border with Poland. REUTERS/David W Cerny
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The bridge tops the 516-metre Arouca Bridge in Portugal, which had previously been the longest suspension footbridge.  



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The bridge tops the 516-metre Arouca Bridge in Portugal, which had previously been the longest suspension footbridge. REUTERS/David W Cerny

The bridge tops the 516-metre Arouca Bridge in Portugal, which had previously been the longest suspension footbridge. REUTERS/David W Cerny
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The new Czech bridge, though, is not without its critics. The Czech Nature Conservation Agency's regional director Michal Servus told Czech TV this week the bridge caused problems with protecting the surrounding areas and changed the character of the area.   



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The new Czech bridge, though, is not without its critics. The Czech Nature Conservation Agency's regional director Michal Servus told Czech TV this week the bridge caused problems with protecting the surrounding areas and changed the character of the...more

The new Czech bridge, though, is not without its critics. The Czech Nature Conservation Agency's regional director Michal Servus told Czech TV this week the bridge caused problems with protecting the surrounding areas and changed the character of the area. REUTERS/David W Cerny
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Officials hope it will boost tourism in the area by giving a different look at the forested landscape.  


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Officials hope it will boost tourism in the area by giving a different look at the forested landscape. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Officials hope it will boost tourism in the area by giving a different look at the forested landscape. REUTERS/David W Cerny
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People stand on the newly-built world's longest suspension bridge a day before its official opening in the mountain resort of Dolni Morava, Czech Republic, May 12. REUTERS/David W Cerny

People stand on the newly-built world's longest suspension bridge a day before its official opening in the mountain resort of Dolni Morava, Czech Republic, May 12. REUTERS/David W Cerny

People stand on the newly-built world's longest suspension bridge a day before its official opening in the mountain resort of Dolni Morava, Czech Republic, May 12. REUTERS/David W Cerny
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People walk across the newly-built world's longest suspension bridge after its official opening in the mountain resort of Dolni Morava, Czech Republic, May 13. REUTERS/David W Cerny

People walk across the newly-built world's longest suspension bridge after its official opening in the mountain resort of Dolni Morava, Czech Republic, May 13. REUTERS/David W Cerny

People walk across the newly-built world's longest suspension bridge after its official opening in the mountain resort of Dolni Morava, Czech Republic, May 13. REUTERS/David W Cerny
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People walk across the newly-built world's longest suspension bridge a day before its official opening in the mountain resort of Dolni Morava, Czech Republic, May 12. REUTERS/David W Cerny

People walk across the newly-built world's longest suspension bridge a day before its official opening in the mountain resort of Dolni Morava, Czech Republic, May 12. REUTERS/David W Cerny

People walk across the newly-built world's longest suspension bridge a day before its official opening in the mountain resort of Dolni Morava, Czech Republic, May 12. REUTERS/David W Cerny
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People walk across the newly-built world's longest suspension bridge after its official opening in the mountain resort of Dolni Morava, Czech Republic, May 13. REUTERS/David W Cerny

People walk across the newly-built world's longest suspension bridge after its official opening in the mountain resort of Dolni Morava, Czech Republic, May 13. REUTERS/David W Cerny

People walk across the newly-built world's longest suspension bridge after its official opening in the mountain resort of Dolni Morava, Czech Republic, May 13. REUTERS/David W Cerny
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A staff member walks across the newly-built world's longest suspension bridge a day before its official opening in the mountain resort of Dolni Morava, Czech Republic, May 12. REUTERS/David W Cerny

A staff member walks across the newly-built world's longest suspension bridge a day before its official opening in the mountain resort of Dolni Morava, Czech Republic, May 12. REUTERS/David W Cerny

A staff member walks across the newly-built world's longest suspension bridge a day before its official opening in the mountain resort of Dolni Morava, Czech Republic, May 12. REUTERS/David W Cerny
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