Mon Dec 10, 2012, 08:34 PM
marmar (70,152 posts)
Swiss Open Europe's Highest Suspension Bridge
(Der Spiegel) Europe's highest suspension bridge has been opened in Switzerland at an altitude of over 3,000 meters. It's not for the faint-hearted. The narrow 100-meter bridge leads across an abyss 500 meters deep.
A Swiss cable car company has built what it says is Europe's highest suspension bridge in the Swiss Alps to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Engelberg-Gerschnialp cableway in January 1913.
Crossing the "Titlis Cliff Walk," which is just one meter wide and stretches over 500-meter abyss promises to be a dizzying experience.
At 3,000 meters (9,843 feet) above sea level, the vertigo-inducing footbridge is meant to help visitors "experience the height, vastness and majesty of the mountains," says cable car operator Titlis Rotair, which opened the attraction on Friday. ..................(more)
The complete piece is at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/highest-suspension-bridge-in-europe-opens-on-swiss-mount-titlis-a-872071.html
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Response to marmar (Original post)
Mon Dec 10, 2012, 08:48 PM
CrazyOrangeCat (6,112 posts)
2. "It Doesn't Sway Much."
Yeah, they always say that. And their "It can't fall down" statement makes me wonder . . .
Was the whole affair was built by three guys and a lot of peppermint schnapps?
Response to XemaSab (Reply #6)
Mon Dec 10, 2012, 10:59 PM
Buns_of_Fire (10,466 posts)
9. Hopefully, they'd at least rent out the tethers the construction workers were using.
Although I doubt just dangling out there would be much fun, either. (I speak as one who trips over dust bunnies.)