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This is a list of all 24 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory for the country Switzerland. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. Click here to go to the list of countries.
1823 Saint Antoine
Geneva, Switzerland
Bridgemeister ID:377
Structurae ID:0000895
References:AAJ, GHD, HBE, LAB, MOS, PTS2
Principals:Guillame Henri Dufour, Marc Seguin, Marc-Auguste Pictet
Status:Removed, c.1864
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:2 x 40m
Deck width:7.5f
1825 Pâquis
Geneva, Switzerland
Bridgemeister ID:1825
References:AAJ, GHD
Principals:Guillame Henri Dufour
Status:Demolished, early 1850's
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:2 x 41m
1834 Ile aux Barques (Bergues)
Ile aux Barques, Geneva, Switzerland
Bridgemeister ID:1826
Structurae ID:0017858
References:AAJ, GHD
Principals:Guillame Henri Dufour
Use:Footbridge
Status:Removed, 1881
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:33.5m
Notes
  • GHD: "...asymmetrical bridge supported by a single pier."
  • Ile aux Barques is now known as Ile Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
  • This location is better known for the large underspanned suspension bridge completed in 1834 by Dufour (documented in great detail in reference GHD). I have, thus far, omitted the underspanned bridge from the inventory. This entry is for the small footbridge that connected to the larger underspanned bridge. Follow the image link for more information.
Stereoview, collection of David Denenberg
1834 Zaehringen
Fribourg, Switzerland (Sarine River)
Bridgemeister ID:395
Structurae ID:0000475
References:AAJ, BBR, BFL, HBE, LAB
Principals:Joseph Chaley
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed, 1920's
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:896f

Notes
Print, collection of David Denenberg Stereoview, collection of David Denenberg
1838 Corbières
Corbières, Switzerland (Sarine River)
Bridgemeister ID:1778
References:AAJ
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Replaced, 1931
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
1840 Gotteron
Fribourg, Switzerland (Sarine River)
Bridgemeister ID:398
Structurae ID:0006448
References:AAJ, GHD, PTS2
Principals:Joseph Chaley
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:220m
Notes
Postcard, courtesy of Eric Sakowski
1853 Peney
Peney, Geneva, Switzerland (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:1827
References:GHD
Principals:Hug
Status:Collapsed, May 24, 1853
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:100m
Notes
  • GHD describes how Dufour designed the bridge but was replaced (for political reasons) by a novice engineer, Mr. Hug who produced his own design. The bridge collapsed under test loading.
1857 Altenbergsteg
Berne, Switzerland (Aare River)
Bridgemeister ID:1475
Coordinates:N 46.9503 E 7.4489
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:PTS2
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Eyebar
1906 Schönausteg
Berne, Switzerland (Aare River)
Bridgemeister ID:1396
Coordinates:N 46.934417 E 7.445883
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Eyebar (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:174.88f
Deck width:8.2f
1996 (footbridge)
Tegna and Losone, Ticino, Switzerland (Melezza River)
Bridgemeister ID:1798
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:120m
Deck width:2.7m
Photo by Eckhard Bernstorff
1997 (footbridge)
Giumaglio vicinity, Ticino, Switzerland (Maggia River - Valle Maggia)
Bridgemeister ID:1794
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main spans:3 x 83m
Deck width:0.6m (path only), 0.9m (between side rails)
Notes
  • Deck rests on secondary cables instead of deck stringers.
Photo by Eckhard Bernstorff
1998 Ile Falcon
Sierre, Switzerland (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:2047
Structurae ID:0015486
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:68m
2001 Farinet
Saillon and Leytron, Switzerland (Salentze Gorge)
Bridgemeister ID:1871
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Main span:~95m
Deck width:1.2m
Notes
  • This bridge is 136 meters high.
(footbridge)
Alnasca, Brione, Ticino, Switzerland (Verzasca River - Val Verzasca)
Bridgemeister ID:1792
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:79m
Deck width:1.1m
Notes
  • Only one tower. On one side the cables are anchored directly into rock.
Photo by Eckhard Bernstorff
(footbridge)
Amden vicinity, Switzerland
Bridgemeister ID:1926
Coordinates:N 47.141933 E 9.14025
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Narrow footbridge with A-shaped towers.
(footbridge)
Aurigeno vicinity, Ticino, Switzerland (Maggia River - Valle Maggia)
Bridgemeister ID:1795
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:96m
Side spans:2 x 12m
Deck width:1.2m (path), 1.6m (between side rails)
Notes
  • Side rails are secondary main cables.
Photo by Eckhard Bernstorff
(footbridge)
Avegno vicinity, Ticino, Switzerland (Maggia River - Valle Maggia)
Bridgemeister ID:1796
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:2
Main span:100m
Side span:24m
Deck width:1.3m
Notes
  • The side without a side span is anchored directly into rock.
Photo by Eckhard Bernstorff
(footbridge)
Brugg, Switzerland (Aare River)
Bridgemeister ID:999
Structurae ID:0010167
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire
Notes
  • Follow the structurae link to see a picture of this interesting bridge. It is suspended from the four towers of a larger highway viaduct. The footpath tunnels through the four towers.
(footbridge)
Corcapolo vicinity, Intragna, Ticino, Switzerland (Melezza River)
Bridgemeister ID:1797
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:48m
Deck width:1.2m
Photo by Eckhard Bernstorff
(footbridge)
Framighera vicinity, Gerra, Ticino, Switzerland (Verzasca River - Val Verzasca)
Bridgemeister ID:1791
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:45m
Deck width:1.2m
Photo by Eckhard Bernstorff
(footbridge)
Frasco, Ticino, Switzerland (Verzasca River - Val Verzasca)
Bridgemeister ID:1790
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:90m
Deck width:1.1m
Photo by Eckhard Bernstorff
(footbridge)
Motta vicinity, Brione and Lavertezzo vicinity, Ticino, Switzerland (Verzasca River - Val Verzasca)
Bridgemeister ID:1109
Structurae ID:0011041
Principals:Passera & Pedretti
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:60m
Deck width:1m
Notes
  • Narrow modern footbridge with unconventional H-shaped towers.
Photo by Eckhard Bernstorff
(footbridge)
Someo vicinity, Ticino, Switzerland (Maggia River - Valle Maggia)
Bridgemeister ID:1793
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:3
Main spans:2 x 106m, 107m
Deck width:0.4m (path only), 1.0m (between side rails)
Notes
  • Deck rests on secondary cables instead of deck stringers.
Photo by Eckhard Bernstorff
(footbridge)
Sonogno, Ticino, Switzerland (Verzasca River - Val Verzasca)
Bridgemeister ID:1799
Use:Footbridge
Status:Removed, circa 2003-2005
Suspended spans:1
Main span:26m

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