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Location address: Schweiz, Uri, Andermatt
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The bridge of 1198 was built by the Uri. It was called the “Teufelsbrücke” or “Devil’s Bridge”. This masterpiece seemed a pact with the devil to most people. The construction of the Teufelsbrücke and Twärrenbrücke in the upper part of the Schöllenen opened the door to the south. The merchants soon discovered that the quickest route to Italy was via the Gotthard pass.
Teufelsbrucke (Bridge of the Devil)
The Teufelsbrücke (‘Devil’s Bridge’) is a bridge in the Schöllenen Gorge over the Reuss River in the Swiss canton of Uri providing access between Airolo and Göschenen via the St. Gotthard Pass.
It is named for an old local legend regarding its construction by the Devil, one of many old European Devil’s Bridges with similar creation myths.
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The Teufelsbrücke (‘Devil’s Bridge’) is a bridge over the Schöllenen Gorge in the Swiss canton of Uri. The bridge provides access to the St. Gotthard Pass by crossing the gorge and the Reuss River below.