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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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  • 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 »
  • Nice and remote place with stunning views. Should be visited since glacier is melting. Best time to visit during the week as the gondola is very small and waiting queue could be long on the weekend.  more »
  • We took the cable car up first thing in the morning to hike to the bridge. It was pouring with rain and the cloud was low so we weren’t sure we’d make it safely. However, the path was well marked...  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.
  • Little steep hike to the hanging bridge. Bring very good shoes (sneakers won't do) to do this hike. The views from the bridge are breathtaking.
  • Perfect, shortish hike to the trift bridge (Be aware that it almost only goes up). Amazing nature and view at the bridge. Great restaurant at the cable car station. If you have time you should take a drink there and enjoy the view.
  • One of the best adventure in my life and very beautiful and excellent place for visiting. Highly recommending Trift bridge in Switzerland to everyone

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