820-foot pedestrian bridge in Ontario earns Guinness World Record

820-foot pedestrian bridge in Ontario earns Guinness World Record

 820-foot pedestrian bridge in Ontario earns Guinness World Record

An 820-foot bridge suspended over an Ontario highway was awarded a Guinness record because the world's longest enclosed footbridge .



The Pickering footbridge , which was built by Metrolinx over Highway 401, was verified by Guinness because the world's longest enclosed footbridge after it had been officially measured at 820 feet long.


Metrolinx spokeswoman Anne Marie Aikins said the bridge was completed in September 2018 and therefore the transit agency decided to use for the Guinness record in 2020.


"We knew we had something special which we couldn't find another one round the world that was an equivalent length and that made us think we should always see if it is the longest, and surely , it is," Aikins told CTV News.


Aikins said the method of applying for the record and getting approved by Guinness took over a year.


The bridge, which connects the Pickering Go railway station to the Pickering Town Center, stretches over 14 lanes of highway, six railway tracks and a city road.

820-foot pedestrian bridge in Ontario earns Guinness World Record
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