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Guinness World Record: 820-foot long Pickering pedestrian bridge in Ontario earns the feat

It covers 14 lanes of Highway 40, six railway lines, and an entire city road to connect the Pickering Go Train station to the Pickering Town Center.

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Ontario, First Published Sep 16, 2021, 7:13 PM IST
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The Pickering pedestrian bridge, which spans over a highway in Ontario, Canada, has established a new Guinness World Record as the world's longest enclosed pedestrian bridge. The Metrolinx-built bridge, which spans Highway 401, is a staggering 820 feet long. Guinness World Records just certified it as the world's longest enclosed pedestrian bridge. It covers 14 lanes of Highway 40, six railway lines, and an entire city road to connect the Pickering Go Train station to the Pickering Town Center.

According to spokesperson Anne Marie Aikins, the bridge was completed in September 2018, but Metrolinx chose to compete for the Guinness World Record in 2020. The application and approval procedure for the record, on the other hand, took a year. "We knew we had something exceptional, and we couldn't locate another one anywhere else in the globe that was the same length, so we decided to test if it was the longest, and sure enough, it was," Aikins told the press.

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While this pedestrian bridge has garnered international headlines for being the world's longest, a similar structure in China made headlines earlier this year for being a 'horror.' Many onlookers were perplexed by the 'bending' glass bridge in China's Zhejiang province, believing it was not genuine. 'The Ruyi Glass Bridge' is the name of the bridge. It is known as the 'bending' bridge because of its shape. It stands 140 metres above the earth.

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