The new suspension bridge in the Stubai Valley promises adventure at lofty heights

Last updated on 13.05.2024

Families and adventure seekers can look forward to a new highlight in the Stubai Valley: a spectacular suspension bridge that stretches majestically over the valley and creates a unique combination of scenic beauty and modern engineering. This impressive construction invites visitors of all ages to experience the nature of the Stubai Valley from a breathtaking perspective.

The suspension bridge in the Stubai Valley is part of the new “Sunnenseit’n”-trail. © nicolas hafele

Central themes in the planning of the new bridge were the combination of aesthetics and functionality, as well as the harmonious integration into the natural environment with the help of the use of contemporary building materials. Corten steel was chosen, a material that is characterized by its high weather resistance and natural corrosion resistance and thus has a long service life.

Technical feat and safe adventure

The bridge impresses not only visually, but also with its technical data: it has a span of 110 meters, a height of 50 meters and a walkway width of up to 2.5 meters. With two suspension ropes and a wind rope, it offers maximum stability even in extreme weather conditions. 24 anchors and piles ensure a solid fixation in the ground. It can withstand a payload of approx. 600 people and is also designed for high snow loads in winter.

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The used “Corten-steel” is a material which fits into the landscape. © TVB Stubai Tirol

Part of the picturesque ‘Sunnenseit’n Weg’

The suspension bridge is located on the new, picturesque ‘Sunnenseit’n Weg’, which leads over a length of eight kilometres from Fulpmes to Neustift. Starting from the Froneben middle station in the Schlick 2000 hiking centre, the route continues along the ‘Baumhausweg’ (treehouse trail) to Vergör and then always along the sunny side of the valley via the Pfurtschellhöfe to the Kartnallhöfe in Neustift. At 1,300 metres above sea level, you can reach the imposing building, which offers not only a fresh breeze, but also a spectacular panoramic view over the Stubai Valley. Above the bridge, visitors can also reach the newly built viewing platform with the scenic nature site called ‘Neustiftblick’ – an ideal place for unforgettable holiday photos.

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The viewing platform above the bridge is a new Scenic Nature site, which can be collected and is called “Neustiftblick”. © TVB Stubai Tirol

The new suspension bridge promises an incomparable experience in the Stubai Alps and enriches the hiking adventure in the Stubai region.

Facts and figures about the new suspension bridge on Sunnenseit’n Weg

  • Material: Corten steel
  • Wingspan:110 m
  • Height above ground (max.): 50 m
  • Number of suspension cables: 2 pieces
  • Suspension rope sag (under dead weight): 5.82 m
  • Number of wind ropes: 1 piece
  • Pylon height: 8 m (west side), 11 m (east side)
  • Floor space: approx. 18 m²
  • Walkway width: 2.5 m (max.) to 1.2 m (min.)
  • Catwalk area: 178.5 m²
  • Dead weight of the bridge (without tie rods and pylons): 21.5 tons
  • Number of anchors / piles: 24 pieces
  • Total length of anchors / piles: 162 m
  • Permissible payload: 2.89 kN/m², which corresponds to approx. 600 people of 80 kg each


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