Europe’s highest suspension bridge opens in the Swiss Alps

Published December 17, 2012

FoxNews.com

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    The Titlis Cliff Walk is the highest suspension bridge in Europe. (Reuters)

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    The pedestrian walkway is suspended 1,500 f.t above a glacier in the Swiss Alps. (Reuters)

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    Engineers have spent the past five months building the Titlis Cliff Walk. (Reuters)

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    The bridge was built to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the opening of a cableway which joined the towns of Engelberg and Gerschnialp in January 1913. (AFP)

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    Construction work was an extreme challenge for engineers. (Reuters)

It’s being called the “world’s scariest bridge,” and now anyone who doesn’t have a fear of heights or getting blown off a Swiss mountaintop, can try their hand at  walking across the highest suspension bridge in Europe.

The newly opened Titlis Cliff Walk is a pedestrian bridge 9,000 ft. above sea level, with mind-blowing vistas of the Swiss Alps (that is when there isn’t a storm).  It took over 5 months to build at a cost of $1.6 million.

Pedestrians can walk the foot bridge, which is just 3 ft.wide and 328 ft. long.

The bridge was built to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the opening of a cableway which joined the towns of Engelberg and Gerschnialp in January 1913.

It’s grand opening last week was marked by a huge snow storm that reduced visibility to just a few feet – leaving visitors with no idea of what lay beneath them.

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