Titlis Rotair has commenced building a 100-metre-long suspension bridge 3000 metres above sea level on Titlis. This new addition on Central Switzerlandís largest ski and snowboard destination serves to mark Engelberg-Gerschnialp 100th anniversary, since its first operation on 21 January 1913.
The estimated AUD1.274mil (CHF1.3 mil) project is scheduled to complete at the end of November 2012. However, pending snow and weather conditions may not be opened until the end of winter.
Director Australia & New Zealand of Switzerland Tourism, Evelyn Lafone, says the new bridge complements the existing attractions on Titlisís glacier park and will bring visitors that much closer to the Alps, allowing them to experience the height, vastness and majesty of the mountains from the most impressive of platforms.
The route to the bridge will lead guests from the mountain station through a 140-metre-long underground tunnel and onto the viewing platform at the south wall window. The suspension bridge will connect the south wall window to the Ice Flyer glacier chair lift station. From the safety of this new100-metre long, one metre wide suspended cable construction, visitors will be able to enjoy breathtaking views 500 metres down into the abyss of the Titlis south wall.
Existing attractions on Titlis include the glacier park, snow-tubing, a number of glacier trails, glacier caves, a variety of mountaineering activities, dining and shopping.For more information on Titlis, please visit www.titlis.ch or www.myswitzerland.com.
Tuesday, 31 July 2012
Titlis will be home to Europeís highest suspension bridge
Source = Switzerland Tourism