Hängebrücke Fürgangen-Mühlebach (Goms Bridge) - Fürgangen, VS, Switzerland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
N 46° 24.601 E 008° 09.116
32T E 434819 N 5139954
Quick Description: The Goms Bridge connects Fürgangen and Mühlebach. It has a length of 280 meters and is 92 meters high.
Location: Valais, Switzerland
Date Posted: 9/19/2017 1:21:01 AM
Waymark Code: WMWMW2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
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Long Description:
EN: Between Fürgangen and Mühlebach the Rhone flows through the steep and narrow Lamma Gorge. The only direct link between the two villages was a difficult footpath over unstable terrain, which was repeatedly damaged by landslides. This is how the idea arose to build a suspension bridge in 2010.

The Goms Bridge was opened in 2015. With a length of 280 meters and a height of 92 meters, it is one of the ten longest pedestrian suspension bridges in the world and soon became a tourist attraction. Unlike many other suspension bridges in the Alps, some of which are only accessible by challenging hikes of several hours, the Goms Bridge is easily accessible from both sides and can be used with strollers and wheelchairs.

DE: Die Rhone fliesst zwischen Fürgangen und Mühlebach durch die steile und enge Lammaschlucht. Die einzige direkte Verbindung zwischen den beiden Dörfern führte früher über einen beschwerlichen Fussweg durch instabiles Gelände, der immer wieder durch Erdrutsche beschädigt wurde. So entstand 2010 die Idee, eine Hängebrücke zu bauen.

Die Goms Bridge wurde 2015 eröffnet. Mit 280 Metern Länge und einer Höhe von 92 Metern ist sie eine der zehn längsten Hängebrücken der Welt und wurde schnell zu einer Touristenattraktion. Anders als viele andere Hängebrücken in den Alpen, die teilweise nur mit mehrstündigen, anspruchsvollen Wanderungen erreichbar sind, ist die Goms Bridge von beiden Seiten her leicht zu erreichen und auch für Kinderwagen und Rollstühle problemlos befahrbar.
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