World's Most Spectacular Pedestrian Bridges

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Pedestrian bridges are going to cool new heights, turning the need to get from here to there into an adventure.

Walkway over the Hudson, Poughkeepsie, NY

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It feels like you're walking in the sky. This former railroad bridge is suspended 220 feet above a wide, unusually straight stretch of the Hudson that Dutch seafarers once called "Lange Rack" or Long Reach. That means you can see up and down the river for miles—without any overhead structure to obscure the view.

Conflicting Claims: The official website states that, at 6,767 feet long, it's the world's longest pedestrian bridge. One not-so-small problem: the Anping Bridge in Fujian China, a stone pedestrian bridge dating from the 12th century, is 526 feet longer. 

World's Most Spectacular Pedestrian Bridges

Walkway over the Hudson, Poughkeepsie, NY

It feels like you're walking in the sky. This former railroad bridge is suspended 220 feet above a wide, unusually straight stretch of the Hudson that Dutch seafarers once called "Lange Rack" or Long Reach. That means you can see up and down the river for miles—without any overhead structure to obscure the view.

Conflicting Claims: The official website states that, at 6,767 feet long, it's the world's longest pedestrian bridge. One not-so-small problem: the Anping Bridge in Fujian China, a stone pedestrian bridge dating from the 12th century, is 526 feet longer. 

Alvis Upitis / Alamy
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