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Nepal Builds the World’s Longest Suspension Bridge!

The 567 meters long single-span suspension bridge connects Kusma of Parbat with Baglung district.
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Nepal Builds the World’s Longest Suspension Bridge!

Nepal has completed the construction of the world’s Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge over Kaligandaki River in Baglung of Gandaki Province.

The 567 meters long single-span suspension bridge connects Kusma of Parbat with Baglung district.

According to Sagar Ram Nepal, Engineer of the Contract Management Branch of the Suspension Bridge Division Office, Kathmandu, the construction cost of the bridge was NPR 92.5 million.

Even though the bridge has not been inaugurated officially, people have started using the bridge.

Nepal's Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge

The bridge is set to be registered in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest pedestrian suspension bridge.

Currently, the 494 meters long Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge in Switzerland holds the record of the longest pedestrian bridge in the world.

Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge in Switzerland

Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge in Switzerland

However, the Statistics Department is yet to verify the statistics of the bridge.

Other Famous Bridges in Nepal are:

  • Kushma-Gyadi Catenary Suspension Footbridge- 344 meters long
  • Kushma Balewa Footbridge – 347 meters long
  • Kushma Mudikuwa Footbridge – 359 meters long
  • Kushma Bungy Footbridge – 490 meters long, the longest span footbridge in Asia
  • Mahakali Multi-span suspension Bridge – 1496.5 meters long

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