Stalden, Valais, Switzerland
377 feet high / 115 meters high
(218) foot span / (66) meter span
Designed in 1930 by Switzerland’s famous bridge designer, A. Sarrasin, the Visp or Stalden bridge crosses a magnificent gorge in the Valais region of Switzerland. In 1959 this bridge was bypassed by the Killerhof Bridge with a wider roadway. The original 108 meter long Stalden Bridge is still open to pedestrians.
Three years later Sarrasin would create an even higher and more spectacular concrete arch bridge over the Trient gorge in nearby Gueuroz.
The original 1930 Stalden Bridge under construction.
The Killerhof Bridge was completed in 1959 to bypass the older Stalden Bridge.
The Killerhof and Stalden Bridges. Image by Peter Bretschneider.
Stalden Bridges satellite image.
Stalden Bridges location map.