Trift Bridge

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The span of the old Trift Bridge
The new Trift Bridge.

Trift Bridge is the longest and spectacular pedestrian-only suspension bridge in the Swiss Alps. The bridge is a simple suspension bridge design spanning 170 metres (560 ft) and traversing a height of 100 metres (330 ft).[1]

Just a few years ago the Trift Hut of the Swiss Alpine Club could be reached on foot via the glacier tongue. However with global warming Trift Glacier melted especially fast.

Trift Bridge spans the lake, Triftsee, near Gadmen, Switzerland in 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 hut. A replacement bridge was opened on June 12, 2009, which now turned out to be a tourist magnet.

Trip to Trift Bridge will definitely be one of your favorites destinations during your stay in Switzerland. It is amazingly beautiful. To reach there you will need to get to the cable car that is in Meiringen, where you will get a ticket for the gondola. After you should expect not easy uphill hike for 1 hour 30 min - 2 hours to the bridge.


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Coordinates: 46°41′39″N 8°21′27″E / 46.6942°N 8.3575°E / 46.6942; 8.3575