Bridge of Ganter
The Ganter Bridge became known worldwide because of its spectacular span and its movable pillar feet, by means of which the bridge could be shifted by up to 50 cm.
The Ganter Bridge crosses the deep valley of the Ganter River in an S-bend at 1450 m above sea level. It was designed by Christian Menn as a cable-stayed bridge and is 678 metres long in total.
The Simplon road was upgraded to a national road between 1960 and 1980, and the pass has been open to traffic all year round since 1968. This winter-safe extension required a large number of engineering structures. Up to 5 km of galleries, 1.7 km of tunnels and 24 bridges were built. The most impressive structure on the national road is still the 678 m long Ganter Bridge.
Location and arrival
Cross the Ganter Bridge by post bus or private vehicle on the Brig – Simplon route.
Stops before and after the bridge make good photo spots.