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Europe's highest suspension bridge has been opened in Switzerland at an altitude of over 3,000 meters. It's not for the faint-hearted. The narrow 100-meter bridge leads across an abyss 500 meters deep.
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The bridge on Mount Titlis in the Swiss Alps. To commemorate the 100th birthday of the Engelberg-Gerschnialp cableway, which began operating in January 1913, the cable car company has built what it says is Europe's highest suspension bridge.

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At 3,000 meters (9,843 feet) above sea level, the vertigo-inducing footbridge is meant to help visitors "experience the height, vastness and majesty of the mountains," says cable car operator Titlis Rotair, which opened the attraction on Friday.

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Here, a construction worker peers down at the view.

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More construction workers put the finishing touches on the Titlis Cliff Walk in early December.

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Those who dare to look down from the 100-meter-long bridge will have a panorama view down into the 500-meter abyss of the peak's south wall.

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The bridge has been built so that it will only sway slightly as hikers pass over it -- but it will still be closed in bad weather.

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