140 m Suspension Bridge

Bad Gastein

Europe's highest suspension bridge

The 140 m long suspension bridge at the Stubnerkogel is Europe's highest suspension bridge and is located at the Stubnerkogelbahn in Bad Gastein. The bridge guides its visitors from the terrace of the Stubnerkogel restaurant to the sender station and guarantees breath-taking views on the Hohe Tauern.

Facts

Length 140 m
Width 1 m
Height 28 m
Special feature Transparent hanging bridge
Opening hours All year round
Accessibility Stubnerkogelbahn

 

Idea of the construction

“With its support and wind cables to limit vibration the bridge can withstand wind speeds of up to 200 km/h”, Franz Schafflinger, manager of the lift operator, puts our minds at rest. His idea to build a suspended bridge here came from seeing visitors who always “stared across the cliffs in awe“. “At first I was only joking”, Schafflinger continues, “when I said we would span a hanging bridge across!”

 

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