Langkawi Island near the northwest coast of Malaysia is a picturesque place featuring green tropical forest, sandy beaches, azure sea, or in other words everything for a splendid vacation. For even deeper digging into that beauty, there is a high and unusual a Langkawi Sky Bridge, laying 2,297 ft above the gorge of the Gunung Mountain, goes into the heavens offering eye-catching views of the island.
This bridge was built in 2004 and opened to the public in 2005. This is the tallest single-support bridge in the world. The weight of the bridge is distributed between 8 cables, fixed to the metal support.
Although the bridge does not seem very reliable, safety was the key issue in the design of the bridge, so there is nothing to worry about. Even during bad weather, to protect people against lightning, Langkawi Sky Bridge has escape routes to protect people against lightning. Besides, double steel railing on the upper level, wire mesh and wood flooring below the parapet are installed.
The bridge has a length of 410 ft and width – 5.9 ft and connects the two peaks of Gunung Mountains. At the edges of the bridge, there are triangular platforms to make a stop and admire the wonderful view of the island, Andaman Sea, and neighboring islands. With the curved form, the bridge offers tourists stunning scenery from different angles.
Langkawi Sky Bridge is one of the strange suspension bridges in the world; construction was carried in an untraditional way. Specifically, all the parts were initially lifted to the top of the mountain by helicopter, and then it was assembled at the site.