Geierlay Footbridge

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Geierlay Footbridge
Hängeseilbrücke Geierlay
Mörsdorf, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
(230) feet high / (70) meters high
1,181 foot span / 360 meter span
2015

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Germany's 2nd longest span footbridge opened in 2015 near the small town of Mörsdorf and is the 14th longest pedestrian span among all footbridges in the world. The Tibet-style span of 360 meters has no towers and follows a natural sag as it crosses high above a forested valley. A loop trail starts in Mörsdorf and leads guests across the bridge and down into a river valley before returning back into the town.

Although several sources have the height of the Geierlay Footbridge at 100 meters, photos and the shallow slope of the valley would seem to indicate a height of no more then 70 meters.


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1. Sky Bridge 721, Czech Republic - 721 meters

2. Tibetan Footbridge of Canillo, Andorra - 603 meters

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4. 516 Arouca, Portugal - 516 meters

5. Wanjiazhai Dam, China - 500 meters

6. Charles Kunonen, Switzerland – 494 meters

7. Kushma Bungy, Nepal - (490) meters

8. Huangchuansanxia Glass, China - 460 meters

9. Rappbode Dam, Germany - 458 meters

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12. Longguwan Glass Footbridge, China - (445) meters

13. Hongyagu Glass, China - 445 meters

14. Sochi Skybridge, Russia – 439 meters

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19. Mishima Grand, Japan – 400 meters

20. Kokonoe Otsurihashi, Japan - 390 meters

21. Ryujin, Japan - 375 meters

22. Skywalk Sattel, Switzerland - (374 meters)

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24. Geierlay, Germany – 360 meters

25. Kushma-Mudhikuwa, Nepal - 359 meters

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Geierlay Footbridge satellite image.


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Geierlay Footbridge location map.


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