YESAN, Mar. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s longest suspension bridge has been built in Yesan County, South Chungcheong Province.
Yesan will be holding the bridge’s opening ceremony at Yedang Reservoir on April 6.
The county invested 10.5 billion won (US$9.2 million) to build the suspension bridge at Lake Yedang in December of last year.
The bridge’s main tower is 64 meters in height, and the walkway is 402 meters long and 5 meters wide. The bridge can accommodate as many as 3,150 people.
The bridge has been designed to withstand strong winds up to 35 m/s as well as 7.0-magnitude earthquakes.
The bridge, lit with deck and LED lights to allow visitors at night, is connected to a path that stretches out 5.4 kilometers. It is open to visitors free-of-charge, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
“Yesan Country is celebrating its 1,100th year of receiving its name, and the country’s longest suspension bridge is part of the celebration,” said a Yesan County official.
“As Yesan’s new landmark, the suspension bridge will help expand the tourism industry alongside with Yesan’s other tourist spots, including Sudeoksa Temple, Chungeuisa Temple, and Soongeui Mansion.”
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