The world’s longest footbridge. Russia
The longest footbridge suspension bridge in the world is located in the resort city Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Russia. The “SkyBridge” was built above the Akhshtyr Gorge and the mountain river Mzymta in the Adler district of Sochi, on the territory of the Sochi National Park. The bridge stretches for 520 meters; the length of the suspension part is 418 m, and its height – 218 meters.
The bridge is part of skypark “AJ Hackett”. It was designed jointly by New Zealand (AJ Hackett International company) and Russian architects. The design rests on eight metal cables weighing 700 tons. Construction of the bridge took 2 years and 2,000 cubic meters of concrete.
Would you like to take such a terrifying walk along the SkyBridge? Do not worry – it’s completely safe! The project has passed all the required tests. To be more specific we can say that the bridge has withstood such things as an earthquake up to 9 points and the simultaneous presence of three thousand people.
The bridge is very popular among the leisure travelers, lovers of hiking and those who just come to enjoy the panoramic views of the Caucasus Mountains and the Black Sea coast. But there is another destination of SkyBridge – bungee jumping. About 30 years ago an entrepreneur and thrill seeker from New Zealand AJ Hackett and his friend have developed an elastic rope for safe jumping from height. They called it the bungee. Once in 1987, AJ has made his most famous jump from the Eiffel Tower, the whole world started talking about bungee jumping. After that, AJ began to create special commercial platforms worldwide.
Fans of extreme recreation are invited to a special launch pad, where you can make a jump with an elastic rope. Length of the rope is 69 meters, so this attraction is called “Bungee 69 m”. It is planned to expand the range of similar adrenaline activities. In a short time it will be available to make a tandem jump, ski jumping, cycling, snowboarding, and even in a wheelchair. There are already some things you can try out.
Besides the bungee rides you will be offered a series of adventures in the park. Come and enjoy the extreme entertainment in Sochi.