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Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

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Location type: Brug
Location address: United Kingdom, Moyle
Number of texts: 2
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The rope bridge at Carrick-a-Rede is a suspension bridge that connects the mainland with the island of Carrick Island. Salmon fishermen built bridges at this place for several centuries. The bridge spans 20 meters and hangs 30 meters above the rocks. Though nobody has fallen from the bridge, many visitors do not dare to pass the bridge. This bridge is mainly a tourist attraction with some 140,000 visitors per year (2005). In the salmon season (June to September) also salmon fishermen still use the bridge, although the salmon fishery has become marginal.

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Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is a famous rope bridge near Ballintoy in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The bridge links the mainland to the tiny island of Carrickarede (from Irish: Carraig a’ Ráid, meaning “rock of the casting”). It spans 20 metres (66 ft) and is 30 metres (98 ft) above the rocks below. The bridge is mainly a tourist attraction and is owned and maintained by the National Trust. In 2009 it had 247,000 visitors. The bridge is open all year round (subject to weather) and people may cross it for a fee.

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