Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge

The Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge is the second longest hanging bridge for pedestrian use in the world. It is located in Randa, Switzerland and replaced the defunct Europabrücke [de], which had been damaged by a rock slide.[1][2] The bridge spans 494 meters (1621 feet), and upon its inauguration in July 2017 became the longest suspension bridge built for pedestrian travel.[3] The bridge runs 85 metres (279 feet) above the ground at its highest point. It employs 8 tonnes (7.9 long tons; 8.8 short tons) of cables, and has a system that prevents it from swinging. The bridge is part of Europaweg, a hiking path between the Swiss villages of Zermatt and Grächen.

Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge
(Charles Kuonen Hängebrücke)
Hängebrücke Randa.jpg
Coordinates46°06′0.14″N 7°48′11.5″E / 46.1000389°N 7.803194°E / 46.1000389; 7.803194
CrossesGrabengufer ravine
LocaleRanda, Switzerland
DesignHanging bridge
Total length494 metres (1,621 ft)
Width65 centimetres (26 in)
OpenedJuly 2017 (2017-07)

See alsoEdit

  • Europa Hut, located around 500 metres (1,600 ft) northeast of the bridge


  1. ^ "Längste Hängebrücke der Welt im Wallis eröffnet" [Longest hanging bridge opened in Valais] (in German). Neue Zürcher Zeitung. 29 July 2017. Retrieved 30 July 2017 – via
  2. ^ "Now open: World's longest pedestrian suspension bridge". CNN. Retrieved 2017-07-31.
  3. ^ "The "Europabruecke" - World's Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge". Design You Trust. 2017-07-30. Retrieved 2017-07-31.