Record breaking suspension bridge opens

Europe’s longest suspension bridge for walkers has been inaugurated in the central Swiss resort area of Sattel-Hochstuckli.

This content was published on July 10, 2010 - 11:45

The so-called Skywalk, 374 metres long and 90 centimetres wide, was opened to the public on Saturday. It is suspended from four cables, each five centimetres thick, and bridges a stream 50 metres below.

The bridge is at a height of about 1200 metres above sea level, and can be reached by cable car. It is practicable by prams and wheelchairs and will be open all year round.

Construction cost about SFr1.5 million ($1.4 million).

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