On a recent trip to the Alps, we hiked to the Trift bridge and onward to the Trifthütte.  The bridge, a symbol of Swiss ingenuity, spans 170 meters across a gorge and 100 meters above the river below.  It is the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the Swiss Alps, so far!


This post is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Bridge


17 thoughts on “Photo of the Week – July 11th

    1. Az, this was an amazing place, although I don’t think we would bring the kids there. The weather could not have been better, I’m not sure I would have crossed this with strong winds! =o)

  1. Great photo! 🙂 My boyfriend and I had plans to hike to Triftbrücke past weekend. Then he injured his shoulder and we’ve had to stayed in Luzern. 😦

  2. Looks unbelievable. What a great photo. You had amazing weather, did you actually walk across the bridge? Any safety harnesses or was it just hold-on-tight? Expensive? I love Switzerland, it’s such an underrated place to visit.

    1. Thanks for your message and for reaching out. Yes, I walked across the bridge. No harnesses are required, just hold on tight to the handrails and go! For about 24 Swiss Francs there is a cablecar (Important to book online in advance!) which you can take about 2/3rds up the valley, but still about 1 hour hike to the bridge. We hiked up from the bottom (about 3hrs to the bridge) & to cross the bridge was free. The harder part of the hike was past the bridge to the Trifthütte (another 3 hours) and was roughly 78 CHF per person per night (including meals). Here is the link to the Triftbahn (cablecar) http://www.grimselwelt.ch/grimsel-experience/transport-lifts/trift-aerial-cable-car/

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