Tag Archive: Footbridge


I met Ruth on the Mist Trail that leads up to the Half-Dome and Vernal Falls. This photo was on the Footbridge with Vernal Falls behind us. She was friendly and encouraging. I also met a couple from England, as well as a young man from England. I hiked this trail and the Mirror Lake trail in the Yosemite Valley, for a total of 6.5 miles including the walk from the parking lot, and returning halfway to the trail entrance to make sure the van was locked. It hadn’t been locked!

From Wikipedia:  The Chapel Bridge (German: Kapellbrücke) is a covered wooden footbridge spanning diagonally across the Reuss River in the city of Lucerne in central Switzerland. Named after the nearby St. Peter’s Chapel,[1]
the bridge is unique since it contains a number of interior paintings
dating back to the 17th century, although many of them were destroyed
along with most of the centuries old bridge in a 1993 fire. Subsequently
restored, the Kapellbrücke is the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe,[2] as well as the world’s oldest surviving truss bridge.[3] It serves as the city’s symbol and as one of Switzerland’s main tourist attractions.[4 

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