IN PICS: Switzerland’s largest arch bridge opens to traffic

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The Local - [email protected] • 23 Jun, 2017 Updated Fri 23 Jun 2017 10:20 CEST
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The largest arched bridge in Switzerland opened on Thursday after four years of construction work.

The 475m-long Taminabrücke links the villages of Pfäfers and Valens in the canton of St Gallen, which are separated by a gorge. 
 
Photo: taminabruecke.ch
 
The 56 million franc bridge replaces the old road link between the two villages which is regularly obstructed by landslides and has proved problematic for at least a decade, the canton said in a statement.
 
Photo: taminabruecke.ch
 
Construction work began in March 2013 and was celebrated by Swiss high-wire artist Freddy Nock who crossed the space where the bridge would be built on a rope.
 
Photo: taminabruecke.ch
 

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