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Enjoy the view from 10,000 feet above sea level!

January 2013


Mildly swinging to and fro at an altitude of 10,000 feet above sea level, the Titlis Cliff Walk in the Swiss Alps is the highest suspension bridge in Europe. Visitors are rewarded with an excellent view of the indomitable beauty of south-facing Mount Titlisin central Switzerland. Feast your eyes on lovely expanse of encompassing hills, catch glimpses of Italy, and just lower your gaze into the abyss lying more than 1,600 feet below!

At a place where you can expect snowfall during summer and wind could blow in excess of 120 miles per hour, the concept of building a suspension is not without doubt.

A thoroughly professional mountain construction company started the bridge construction work in July. The project was estimated to cost $1.6 million and cable cars were employed to transport most of the materials needed for the construction. Helicopter services were deployed to transport bigger material. Thanks to the site of the project, it had to be ensured all along that the bridge under construction was robust enough to bear the onslaught of not just strong winds but heavy snowfall as well.

The bridge is easily expected to last for another 1,000 years, the biggest test of strength being the approximately 500 tons of snow that could settle on the bridge during heavy snow fall.The bridge is safe from all points of view and it is highly unlikely that anyone could fall off the massive creation.

The Titlis Cliff Walk has been able to take all the snow until now, but the resort officials have been keeping a close watch on the snow collection and will attend to the sprucing up task as and when necessary. When the Mount Titlis car becomes functional, the bridge will be open to public and the return ticket of $90 to the mountain includes the cost of walking on the bridge.

The Engelberg-Gerschnialp cableway celebrates its 100th anniversary with the inaugural session of 320 ft. long and 3 ft. wide bridge that oscillates mildly when visitors walk on it.

 

For quotations, reservations and/or more information, please contact Mr Giancarlo Carrera at switzerland@euromic.com

Titlis Cliff Walk

Titlis Cliff Walk

Titlis Cliff Walk