3863 Gadmen, Switzerland
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Bridge walkThe Trift Bridge is the longest pedestrian-only suspension bridge in the Swiss Alps, spanning 170 meters (560 ft) at a height of 100 meters (330 ft) but when we got to it somehow it looked longer and higher. As afraid as I was I did not hike all the way there to quit so on the bridge I went. My family did not seem to share my fear, taking off ahead of me on the bridge.
The bridge offers a superb view of the Trift Glacier melting into the Triftsee (the lake formed by the glacier’s melt water). From here you can go higher on the mountain but we did not have the strength or the time to continue on.
AFAR Local Expert
over 4 years ago
Hike to Trift Bridge
Yesterday we hiked the Swiss Alps to the Trift Bridge - the longest suspended walking bridge in Switzerland. One of the most grueling hikes of my life. We were told we would have to walk for 1 and 1/2h from the cable car stop to the bridge which sounded great but did not expect it to be so hard. Constantly going up on very uneven terrain. I admit I wanted to quit as soon as I got up there but seeing the surroundings made me go further. (that and the fact that little kids, including ours, were doing it without complaint). The whole family hiked the Swiss Alps to get to the Trift Bridge. There are no shortcuts, only the long way and the longer way. It's not easy but so rewarding.