Trift Bridge - A Spectacular Pedestrian Bridge

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Trift Bridge, Oberhasli, Bernese Oberland

Trift Bridge, Oberhasli, Bernese Oberland

© Robert Bösch

© Robert Bösch

Bern, Innertkirchen, Kreuzung

Bern, Innertkirchen, Kreuzung

Bern, Innertkirchen, Aareschlucht

Bern, Innertkirchen, Aareschlucht

Bern, Innertkirchen, Grimsel

Bern, Innertkirchen, Grimsel

Handeck

Handeck

Livebild Gelmersee

Livebild Gelmersee

Hasliberg: Blick auf die Berner Alpen

Hasliberg: Blick auf die Berner Alpen

Mägisalp

Mägisalp

Steingletscher

Steingletscher

Sustenpass

Sustenpass

Triftgletscher Windegg

Triftgletscher Windegg

Triftgletscher Trifthütte

Triftgletscher Trifthütte

Hotel Steingletscher - Blick zur Steinalp Lodge und Giglistock

Hotel Steingletscher - Blick zur Steinalp Lodge und Giglistock

Trift Bridge is one of the most spectacular pedestrian suspension bridges of the Alps. It is 100 meters high and 170 meters long, and is poised above the region of the Trift Glacier. Even reaching the bridge through the ravine by cable car is an adventure.

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Technical information

Begin of tour:Triftbahn Station "Underi Trift"
Point of arrival:Triftbahn Station "Underi Trift"
Access starting point:PostBus from Meiringen in the direction of the Susten Pass up to "Nessental, Triftbahn", continue with the Triftbahn (aerial cable car).
Access point of arrival:PostBus from Meiringen in the direction of the Susten Pass up to "Nessental, Triftbahn", continue with the Triftbahn (aerial cable car).
Physical fitness:medium
Difficulty:medium
Hiking time:90 minutes (each way)
Length:2.8 km (each way)
Season:June – October

Description

When global warming takes place the glaciers melt - some especially fast, such as the Trift Glacier. Just a few years ago the Trift Hut of the Swiss Alpine Club could be reached on foot via the glacier tongue.

In 2004 a suspension bridge was built, as the glacier was no longer high enough to take visitors to the hut. The Trift Bridge, which was modeled after Nepalese three-rope bridges, turned out to be a tourist magnet and was replaced in 2009 by a safer and more accessible bridge, which is considered to be one of the longest and highest pedestrian suspension bridges in the Alps. The gondola train, which was originally built as a freight gondola, takes passengers up to the area where the bridge is.

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The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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