Schauertal bridge

Oesterreich Schauertalbruecke Gang Schweiz

The idea to cross the former visitor’s entrance with a bridge was initially born, because we wanted to offer you the wonderful experience to stroll about underneath trains speeding past over your heads.

A stable construction had to be found. The necessary span width of three meters and the possibility of visitors wanting to touch the bridge in order to “grasp it” led us to the decision to build the bridge from metal. The prototype was the canal viaduct “Grünental” over the North Sea and Baltic canal.

All in all 60 meters of brass section were disassembled into 250 parts, which again were soldered to a filigree lattice construction using a kilogram of soldering material. The bridge heads on either side (see picture) have to carry 15 kilograms each.

The Schauertal bridge is adjacent to another highlight: St. Wendelberg in the Alps.

Oesterreich Alpen Schauertalbruecke Tee
The Schauertal bridge is an impressive steel construction which appears to be delicate despite of its stability.

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