Would you walk across this bridge?

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1. Posted by Cottonwood (Respected Member 385 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

So, would you walk across this bridge? Personally, I would not. Kinda that "Afraid of heights" thing would prevent me from doing it.

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/world-longest-pedestrian-suspension-bridge-arouca-516-portugal/index.html

2. Posted by Kathrin_E (Travel Guru 522 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Never!
No way! I feel dizzy even from looking at this photo.

3. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 1620 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Yes, though I wouldn't bother making a special trip.

I'm afraid of heights only when climbing ladders and on very steep ancient steps where there's nothing to hold on to (e.g. Little Petra, the Byzantine Walls in Istanbul).

4. Posted by Psamathe (Budding Member 42 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Looks to me like it does not go all the way across - looks like it stops before the far end so jump the last part?

As above, I would though not making a special trip.

Ian

5. Posted by ToonSarah (Travel Guru 1337 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

I'd like to think I'd give it a try. The height doesn't bother me (like leics I'm OK with heights if I have something to hold on to) but I know from past experience with shorter suspension bridges that the wobble can freak me out a bit if it gets too extreme. I'd be fine crossing while it was quiet but not so much if there were other people on the bridge creating lots of movement!

6. Posted by Teoni (Travel Guru 1181 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

It looks a lot safer than a suspension bridge I crossed in Taiwan so yeah why not

7. Posted by Tabithag (Respected Member 449 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

It looks pretty safe and being in Portugal, you can probably felt on them not letting it get overloaded, so yes, if I were in the vicinity I'd happily cross it.

8. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 2691 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

I pulled this up on the web to check out other photos. I would probably do the walk if in the area. But I would not make a special trip for this from some place far away.

With a metal grate, for me, less scary than the bridges with transparent floors!

https://www.travelandleisure.com/culture-design/architecture-design/portugal-longest-suspension-bridge

9. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1668 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Absolutely not. I'm not comfortable with heights and that one goes on forever. Not my thing . . .

10. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 4259 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

I would but I might feel a little uncomfortable if it was rickety!