HIGHEST -- Commercial Bungee Jump Site with a Single Cord - Tenero-Contra, TI, Switzerland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
N 46° 11.798 E 008° 50.914
32T E 488315 N 5115906
Quick Description: Probably also the world's most famous bungee jump, the dam featured in the opening scene of GoldenEye is a commercial bungee jump site.
Location: Ticino, Switzerland
Date Posted: 8/13/2013 5:10:39 AM
Waymark Code: WMHTJ4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
The opening scene of the 1995 James Bond movie GoldenEye shows James Bond jumping off a dam at a secret chemical factory in Northern Russia. The scene became incredibly famous. It broke the world record for the highest bungee jump ever made from a fixed structure, it made bungee jumping popular all over the world, and it was voted as the best movie stunt of all time in a Sky Movies poll in 2002.

Shortly after the movie was released, the location has become a regular commercial bungee jump site. The jumps are exactly at the spot of the movie. The fall height is 220 meters (720 ft). Still today this is the world's highest commercial pure freefall swinging bungee from a single cord (there's only one jump that is slightly higher, but this uses a guide cable that limits swinging).

The dam is open to the public; visitors can watch the jumps from above.
Type of documentation of superlative status: Wikipedia and local Tourist Information Sites

Location of coordinates: Center of the dam, at the jumping structure

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