A trip across the world’s first peak-to-peak suspension bridge is by no means for the faint of heart. Strung up to connect Glacier 3000 to the Scex Rouge, the Peak Walk by Tissot stands 9,800 feet above sea level. Located in the Swiss Alps, the 351 foot-long walkway gives visitors a view of 24 surrounding peaks, including the Matterhorn, Mont Blanc and Jungfrau mountains.
Check out the dizzying views from the 31-inch wide bridge in this video clip:
The Peak Walk bridge opened last week with a ceremony and press conference at Glacier 3000’s Restaurant Botta. And it was erected very quickly: construction began this past September. Yet the bridge’s chief engineer, Bernhard Seiler, ensured that the bridge was built to withstand the harsh winds and heavy snowfall that often frequent the area. Costing 1.8 million Swiss francs (around 1.87 million USD), Peak Walk by Tissot will remain open year-round, and is free for all visitors.
Surprisingly enough, Peak Walk bridge is only Switzerland’s second highest suspension bridge; the Titlis Cliff Walk suspension bridge, which is similarly located in the Swiss Alps, stands 10,000 feet above sea level. Suspension bridges without vertical suspenders (like the Peak Walk bridge) are often used in mountainous parts of the world due to their simple structure.