Wednesday, 12 February 2014

World's 'scariest' and highest suspension bridge

 World's 'scariest' and highest suspension bridge opens 1,500ft above a glacier in the Swiss Alps. The bridge is almost 10,000ft above sea level. The structure cost £1 million to build, is 330ft long and 3ft wide. At its official opening a snowstorm hid what lay beneath to visitors. The world's scariest bridge has been opened, a pedestrian walkway suspended 1,500ft above a glacier in the Swiss Alps. Engineers have spent the past five months building the Titlis Cliff Walk, Europe's highest suspension bridge at 9,000ft above sea level. The structure, which cost £1 million, is 330ft long but just 3ft wide and sits a vertigo-inducing 1,500ft above a glacier. The bridge is certainly a daring expedition for thrill seekers.



The visitors admire the view from the bridge. The view from the bridge is nothing short of stunning.



On its grand opening a huge snow storm reduced visibility to just a few feet, leaving visitors with no idea of what lay beneath them. The impressive bridge on Mount Titlis was built to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the opening of a cableway which joined the towns of Engelberg and Gerschnialp in January 1913. Construction work was an extreme challenge for engineers, with working hours determined by the weather conditions. Peter Reinle, from Titlis Cable Cars, said: 'Everyone was very impressed by the bridge. 'It opened in a real snow storm which made it an adventure for everyone who crossed it.' Highest suspension bridge in Europe, in Switzerland, at the top of Titlis at an altitude of 3238 meters above sea level.


Engineers have spent the past five months building the Titlis Cliff Walk.



Not an easy task. It can't have been easy for the builders erecting the bridge.








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