Suspension bridge

Project description:
The hydraulic cylinders are regulating the tension of the supporting cables of the bridge.
This method has never been used before for tensioning a suspension bridge.

The cylinders have been engineered and constructed in-house at ATP Hydraulik in Küssnacht am Rigi, Switzerland (Swiss Made).

Environment:
Re-opening of the new suspension bridge "Europabrücke", on July 29, 2017. The old one had to be closed for security reasons seven years ago.
The new suspension bridge makes the hiking trail "Europaweg" between
Grächen und Zermatt accessible again.
The new «Europe-Bridge named after Charles Kuonen» measures 494 m, with a height of 85 m, and twice as long as its predecessor, which had been destroyed only two months after opening in 2010.
It is thus the longest pedestrian hanging bridge in the world.
Now the bridge is located about 200 m below the first one and therefore at ones discretion outside the danger of falling rocks.


Hydraulic cylinders regulating the tension
Hydraulic cylinders regulating the tension
Suspension bridge - Europaweg - under construction
Suspension bridge - Europaweg - under construction
Suspension bridge - Europaweg - under construction
Suspension bridge - Europaweg - Grächen-Zermatt
 
 

Get more information about this suspension bridge and the environment:

Europaweg

Swissrope

 

Media reports:

SRF News Schweiz - Längste Hängebrücke der Welt eröffnet

Blick News Schweiz - Die längste Seilbrücke hängt im Wallis

CNN International - worlds longest pedestrian suspension bridge opens in Switzerland

NBC News - this record-setting suspension bridge is not for the faint-hearted

Walliser Bote - 494 Meter in luftiger Höhe

Facts

Place: Randa VS, Switzerland
Date: 2017
Scope of delivery:

  • special hydraulic cylinders
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