Bridge Viamala


Traversinersteg II

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Over the largest and wildest tobel between Sils i.D. and the Viamala Gorge stretches a bridge that is nowhere else to be found: the Traversiner bridge of the world-famous bridge builder Jürg Conzett is a masterpiece of engineering.


The cultural-historical treasures around viamala are the aim of the Association Kulturraum Viamala. The backbone of this plan is the restored Roman path 'Veia Traversina', which runs from Sils via Hohenrätien, St. Albin to the centre of the gorge. This beautifully laid out path leads over numerous tobels, which are partly crossed, but partly also spanned by bridges.

The biggest and wildest of these tobels has been spanned by Traversinersteg II since 2005. The Second Traversinersteg was built in 2005 and replaces the first Traversinersteg, which was built in 1996 and stood further back in the tobel and was destroyed by a rockfall. The bridge is designed as a pre-tensioned rope truss with natural pylons and a sloping walkway, a hanging staircase with a horizontal span of 56 m and a height difference of 22 m. The well-being of the hikers and their subjective sense of security with regard to depth and vibrations on the stairs hanging 70 m above the creek bed was a crucial planning task.

External beams prevent vertical view into the tobel and lying railing boards support visual protection. The pine wood steps of the downward bendwith a radius of 150 m ensure slip resistance due to its sawdust surfaces. A diamond truss with double strut pull, the high stiffness of the llower-wood laminated timber beams and the pre-tensioning of the main ropes limit the swinging and swinging of the walkway to a reasonable level. Traversinersteg II is part of the via Spluga long-distance hiking trail and can only be reached on foot.


Public Transport

Auf dem Wanderweg 'Veia Traversina' von Sils in die Viamala-Schlucht (Marschzeit ca. 2 1/2 Stunden) oder von Rongellen aus in ca. 20 Minuten zu Fuss erreichbar. Im Winter Zugangswege aus Sicherheitsgründen offiziell gesperrt. Geführte Besichtigungen sind möglich. Information und Reservation Gästeinformation Thusis Tel. +41 (0)81 650 90 30.


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