Titlis Cliff Walk: Europe's Highest Suspension Bridge Opens

Leave a Comment

Advertisement

Europe’s highest suspension bridge has opened to the public at Engelberg, Switzerland – a popular ski destination. The 100-meter long Titlis Cliff Walk is built along a section of Mount Titlis to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the opening of a cableway which joined the towns of Engelberg and Gerschnialp in January 1913.

Hanging approximately 3,000 meters above sea level, the bridge offers views that extend as far as 500 meters down "into the abyss of the south wall" on days with good visibility. Getting to the bridge itself is a journey and passes through an underground tunnel. The bridge took four months to build and cost 1.5 million Swiss francs (US$1.6 million).

titlis-cliff-walk-2

Mount Titlis is located in the Urner Alps of Switzerland and located on the border between Obwalden and Berne in Switzerland. It is already famous for its revolving cable car, which is the world's first. The cablecar connects Engelberg to the summit of the mountain. The last part of the cable car goes above the glacier and its possible to see an illuminated glacier cave from the entrance within the cable car station.

titlis-cliff-walk-0

titlis-cliff-walk-1

titlis-cliff-walk-3

titlis-cliff-walk-4

titlis-cliff-walk-5

titlis-cliff-walk-6

titlis-cliff-walk-7

via CNN

Subscribe to our Newsletter and get articles like this delieverd straight to your inbox

0 comments:

Post a Comment

Amusing Planet appreciates your comments, except when they are SPAM. Such comments will be deleted immediately before they appear on this page. Spamming is futile, so please avoid.

To ensure that this page is free of spam, all comments are moderated, so it may take a while for your comments to appear.