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Trift Bridge, Gadmen

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The Trift Bridge (German: Triftbrücke) is a pedestrian-only suspension bridge in the Swiss Alps. The bridge is a simple suspension bridge design spanning 170 metres (560 ft) at a height of 100 metres (330 ft).
The Trift Bridge spans the lake, Triftsee, near Gadmen, Switzerland, an area that receives approximately 20,000 visitors per year to see the Trift Glacier. An earlier bridge was built in 2004, as the glacier was no longer high enough to take visitors to the Trift Hut of the Swiss Alpine Club. A replacement bridge was opened on 12 June 2009. It is one of the longest and highest pedestrian bridges in the Alps. The old bridge stands today in the canton of Uri with the name Salbitbrücke.

Reaching the bridge requires taking a cable car in Meiringen, followed by a gondola. Finally, a difficult 1.5 hour uphill hike leads to the bridge.
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  • We were there on friday the 13th of august. The place was really beautiful. Is would highly recommand!! Make sure you make a reservation on time as only 8 people can go up at the same time and in...  more »
  • Took a cable car for 10 minutes and walked 2hrs in a simmering hot day to the bridge. The view is astonishing! Lucky to have crossed the bridge all by ourselves.  more »
  • Beautiful site with view on glacier. Bridge is cool to cross and walk back but somewhat pointless unless you take a longer hike.
  • Amazing atmosphere, stunning place with beautiful views on the glacier, lake and into the mountains. Nice hike up and down.

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