Published December 17, 2012
The Titlis Cliff Walk is the highest suspension bridge in Europe. (Reuters)
The pedestrian walkway is suspended 1,500 f.t above a glacier in the Swiss Alps. (Reuters)
Engineers have spent the past five months building the Titlis Cliff Walk. (Reuters)
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)
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.