Highest suspension bridge in Europe

Today the highest suspension bridge in Europe has been opened.

It is located on Mount Titlis in Switzerland, a well known ski resort also famous for the breathtaking views that can be enjoyed from the Rotair, the first rotating cable car in the world.

The new Titlis suspension bridge is located close to the top of the mountain, at an altitude approaching 10,000 feet above the sea level. It is a pedestrian bridge, being only one meter wide.

However, being the highest of its kind in Europe is not the most astonishing distinctive point of this new bridge, in my opinion.

For me, it is the fact that from today on, when weather grants permission, tourists will be able to walk over a chasm 1600 ft deep over the Titlis south wall.

Here some images provided by Mount Titlis tourist association. You can see the mountain and the computer project of the bridge.

Titlis suspension bridge

Titlis suspension bridge

 

Video of the first day (German audio)

Follow this link to watch today’s video of the opening in the snow-storm.

Directions

If you want to see the bridge in steel and concrete, and maybe walk on it if you don’t suffer from vertigo, it is very simple to do. Just drive to Engelberg, Canton Obwalden, in Central Switzerland. Alternatively, you can use a train service from Lucerne. Once in Engelberg, take the rotating cable car to the top of the mountain.


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Once there, you will walk on a trail comprising an underground tunnel that will lead you over the abyss of Titlis south wall. There is the bridge.

The famous Titlis Rotating Cableway, first in the world

The famous Titlis Rotating Cableway, first in the world

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