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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 08:34 PM

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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marmar Dec 2012 OP
flying_wahini Dec 2012 #1
Art_from_Ark Dec 2012 #4
CrazyOrangeCat Dec 2012 #2
liberal N proud Dec 2012 #3
doc03 Dec 2012 #5
XemaSab Dec 2012 #6
Buns_of_Fire Dec 2012 #9
obamanut2012 Dec 2012 #7
shanti Dec 2012 #8
mrsadm Dec 2012 #10
Fumesucker Dec 2012 #11
Ashgrey77 Dec 2012 #12

Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 08:44 PM

1. Gulp - I would have to stop and go pee first..

makes me queasy just thinking about it

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Response to flying_wahini (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 08:56 PM

4. I got dizzy

just going across the Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver, B.C.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 08:48 PM

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?

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 08:51 PM

3. Wow!

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 10:36 PM

5. "It can't fall down" The Titanic couldn't sink either n/t

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Response to doc03 (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 10:37 PM

6. The bridge may not be able to fall down

but what about the people walking on the bridge?

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Response to XemaSab (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 10:59 PM

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.)

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 10:39 PM

7. Not for all the Powerball money

And, famous last words -- it won't fail. Titanic, anyone?

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 10:51 PM

8. no thanks!

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:44 AM

10. Yikes, no way!

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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:51 AM

11. I wonder if they'll let you ride a bicycle across?

That would be fun.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:51 AM

12. I live about 10 minutes away from this suspension bridge in Colorado.

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