Process begins to register Baglung bridge in Guinness World Records

Published On: January 24, 2021 12:43 PM NPT By: RSS

GALKOT, Jan 24: Authorities have started the process to register the 567 meters long suspension bridge linking Baglung and Parbat districts in the Guinness World Records. The process began after the construction of the bridge over the Kaligandaki River that joins Ramrekha of Baglung Municipality and Aduwabari of Kushma Municipality-1, Parbat, was completed and handed over.

The Suspension Bridge Division Office, Kathmandu, handed over the bridge to Baglung Municipality on January 16. According to senior engineer at the office, Huma Kant Mishra, the record so far of a similar suspension bridge is 494 meters in Switzerland. Hence, this bridge could be the longest suspension bridge in the world.

“After the bridge was handed over to us, we have already applied, claiming a world record, and have got a positive response,” mayor of Baglung Municipality, Janak Raj Poudel said. Officials from the Guinness World Records are coming here within the next three to six months to verify the claim.

The bridge with a height of 138 meters was built in two years at the cost of around Rs 120 million.

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