A Tibet-style Pedestrian Suspension Bridge to Be Built in Celje
The Municipality of Celje plans to build a 505-metre pedestrian suspension bridge in Tibetan style. It will connect the Castle Hill with the Miklavž Hrib Hill. This will become a new tourist route from the historical centre of the city along the Splavar Bridge to the city park and from there to the Hercules Sanctuary and along the suspension bridge to the local medieval castle.
The total budget for the bridge construction and improvement of the adjacent territory will constitute 3.3 million EUR. The route will allow tourists during one day to visit archaeological sites, the Museum of Contemporary History of Celje, the Museum of Local History of Celje and many other sights.
The author of the pedestrian suspension bridge project, the architect Nande Korpnik, presented it during the municipal council session. The bridge will be completely made of steel, consisting of ropes, cables, beams and spans, which will be designed as a steel grille. The bridge pylons will be fixed from both sides to the hill slopes. Given the complexity of the project, according to the representatives of the municipality, it will take about two years to complete all the documentation. Problems with the repurchase of land plots will not arise, since the project will be implemented on the sites that are in municipal ownership. The pedestrian suspension bridge will weigh 60 tons.
A similar 400-metre pedestrian suspension bridge in the Tibetan style with a height of 110 metres connects the ruins of the Ehrenberg Castle and the ancient Fort Claudia in the Tyrolean town of Reutte (Austria).
The bridge in Celje will become one of the longest bridges of such kind in the world.