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Armenia opens the world`s longest aerial tramway

Last Updated: Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 00:10

Armenia: Armenia`s president has opened an aerial tramway that the country claims is the world`s longest. Officials say the tramway across the Vorotan River gorge in the country`s south spans 5.7 kilometres, longer than the 4.5 kilometres line in New Mexico known as world`s longest passenger aerial tramway.

The USD 45 million tramway links the highway from Armenia`s capital of Yerevan with the 9th century Tatev Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage candidate and one of
Armenia`s oldest and most prominent monasteries.

Armenian authorities say they will apply to Guinness World Records to officially confirm that the tramway is the world`s longest.

Bureau Report

First Published: Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 00:10

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