Teufelsbrucke, Andermatt

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Schöllenen Gorge is a gorge formed by the upper Reuss in the Swiss canton of Uri between the towns of Göschenen to the north and Andermatt to the south. It provides access to the St. Gotthard Pass.Enclosed by sheer granite walls, its road and railway require several spectacular bridges and tunnels, of which the most famous is a stone bridge known as the Teufelsbrücke .GeologyThe lower Urseren marks the boundary of the Aar massif with the autochthonous sediment of the Gotthard nappe ("Urseren-Zone"). In Altkirch quarry, on the southern end of the gorge, Triassic and Jurassic sediments are exposed. In the Schöllenen Gorge (at the Urnerloch tunnel), the Reuss enters the cristallinethe Aar massif (Aar granite), the gorge itself being an exemplary late alpine fluvial Water gap.HistoryEarly historyThe name of the gorge is from Rumantsch *scalinae ("stairs, steps"); recorded in German as Schellenden in 1420. It formed the upper limit of Alemannic settlement in the Alps prior to the 12th century, and the border between the bishoprics of Constance and Raetia Curensis.The gorge appears to have been passable by a difficult footpath by the mid-12th century. This path was forced to avoid the southern part of the gorge, taking a steep ascent from Brüggliwaldboden, climbing above 1,800 m before descending to Hospental via Bäzberg. The eponymous scalinae presumably referred to steps hewn into the rock to facilitate the ascent.
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  • August 11, 2017
    The entrance to the via ferrata (KS 2) is located at the Devil's bridge ...nur with the appropriate equipment. Again and again, until the exit (450m above the valley floor) a impressive 'review"
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  • August 11, 2017
    Historic site associated with Suvorov. We came in Andermatt, to visit this place. If there is the possibility to come here.
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  • August 9, 2017
    On the road to the Gotthard pass, we made a little stop at Devil's bridge and ran the small circuit. The road is very good to go and there is a wonderful view on the architecture of the bridge. A freeze which pays guaranteed.
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