Walking in the air! World's 'scariest' and highest suspension bridge opens 1,5000ft above a glacier in the Swiss Alps
The bridge is almost 10,000ft above sea levelThe structure cost 1 million to build, is 330ft long and 3ft wideAt its official opening a snowstorm hid what lay beneath to visitors
09:22 GMT, 17 December 2012
The world's scariest bridge has been opened – a pedestrian walkway suspended 1,500ft above a glacier in the Swiss Alps.
Engineers have spent the past five months building the Titlis Cliff Walk, Europe's highest suspension bridge at 9,000ft above sea level.
The structure, which cost 1 million, is 330ft long but just 3ft wide and sits a vertigo-inducing 1,500ft above a glacier.
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High-rise: The bridge is certainly a daring expedition to take for those thrill seekers
Up for the challenge The scariest bridge in the world – a pedestrian walkway suspended 1,500ft above a glacier in the Swiss Alps
What a sight: Visitors to the suspension bridge admire the view, 1,500ft above a glacier
And on its grand opening a huge snow storm reduced visibility to just a few feet – leaving visitors with no idea of what lay beneath them.
The impressive bridge on Mount Titlis was built to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the opening of a cableway which joined the towns of Engelberg and Gerschnialp in January 1913.
Construction work was an extreme challenge for engineers, with working hours determined by the weather conditions.
Peter Reinle, from Titlis Cable Cars, said: 'Everyone was very impressed by the bridge.
'It opened in a real snow storm which made it an adventure for everyone who crossed it.'
Swiss delight: Highest suspension bridge in Europe, in Switzerland, at the top of Titlis at an altitude of 3238 meters above sea level
Hard work: Engineers have spent the past five months building the Titlis Cliff Walk
Not an easy task: It can't have been easy for the builders erecting the bridge
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