Officially opened on the 21st June 2016 by the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo in the company of other Gibraltar Government Ministers, this 71 metre long thrill seekers attraction is a definite must for all those visiting the Upper Rock Nature Reserve.
Boasting spectacular views over the city and bay of Gibraltar, the Windsor Bridge suspends proudly over a 50 metre deep gorge – maybe not for the faint hearted!
This amazing feat of engineering was carried out by a local firm Bovis Koala, working alongside Muntanya, a Spanish contractor which had completed similar projects in the Pyrenees. The main structure of the bridge was assembled off site in nearby Spain.
The team of contractors have actually done an amazing job of being able to incorporate an enormous suspension bridge right in the middle of a very green Nature Reserve, without any conflict with nature whatsoever.
The Windsor Bridge is located between two batteries along the Royal Anglian Way, one of the many footpaths that can be enjoyed by hikers and explorers alike, within the Upper Rock Nature Reserve.
It is actually part of a much grander Upper Rock restoration programme that has wonderfully cleared up the Royal Anglian Way and Rooke Battery to provide for fantastic walking trails and useful interpretation panels to benefit the public.
The new “Thrill Seekers Trail” is all part of restoring, revitalizing and re-branding the Upper Rock Nature Reserve. Additionally, comfortable picnic and rest areas have also been built.
Although a slight sway or wobble can be felt while crossing the Windsor Bridge, rest assured that you are in safe hands. The bridge is thoroughly entrenched on either side by huge supporting anchors that have been driven 12 metres into the rock face. Having said that, keep in mind that any slight turbulence, if felt, will only enhance the thrill seekers experience!
Visitors can access the bridge for free.
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