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maggiehorswell
maggiehorswell
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Dec 12, 2012 - 6:02 PM
Has anyone else seen this on Yahoo? Impressive

Is this the world's scariest bridge? 1m-wide walkway suspended nearly 10,000ft above sea levelThe Titlis Cliff Walk in the Swiss Alps took five months to build and is thought to be Europe's highest suspension bridge, at a stomach-turning 9,800ft (3,000m) above sea level.Yahoo! News - Head for heights: The Titlis Cliff Walk is the highest suspension bridge in Europe (SWNS)
Anyone afraid of heights should probably give this walkway a miss - because at 1,500ft above a glacier it could be 'the world's scariest bridge'.
The Titlis Cliff Walk in the Swiss Alps took five months to build and is thought to be Europe's highest suspension bridge, at a stomach-turning 9,800ft (3,000m) above sea level.
The structure, which cost £1million to build, is a whopping 330ft long, but only 3ft wide.
And on the Titlis Cliff Walk's 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
The bridge was shrouded in bad weather for its recent official opening (SWNS)
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."

To see the pictures go to Yahoo.co.uk

Maggie
Olga
Olga
460 posts
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Dec 13, 2012 - 4:15 AM
Hi Maggie,

Thank you for posting this. We love suspension bridges, my husband even sort of collects them, figuratively spoken. When we visit Switzerland again, we will defenitely "do" this bridge!
Arno
Arno
7339 posts
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Dec 14, 2012 - 5:42 AM
For anyone interested in this impressive new bridge: here's the message on Yahoo.

And here's a video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGkJugABrXA
Olga
Olga
460 posts
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Dec 14, 2012 - 6:16 AM
Thanks! I would love to "walk the bridge", as I always enjoy suspension bridges. Well, there's always 2013!
Annika
Annika
4355 posts
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Dec 15, 2012 - 12:51 PM
That looks stunning, Maggie! Thank you for mentioning it.
billcoke
billcoke
42 posts
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Dec 15, 2012 - 10:51 PM
According to Mt Titlis website, the bridge will open this month, Dec 2012, but not sure which date.

I'm looking forward to this bridge too.
aussie
aussie
67 posts
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Dec 17, 2012 - 3:52 PM
-Olga- said: Hi Maggie,

Thank you for posting this. We love suspension bridges, my husband even sort of collects them, figuratively spoken. When we visit Switzerland again, we will defenitely "do" this bridge!


always something new to see in beautiful Switzerland! On our recent trip there, we didn't have time to go to Mt. Titilis. It will be a must when I'm there again in 2014! Thanks Maggie and moderators.

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