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Pillar on the aerial tramway.
The pillar shown is the tallest aerial tramway support pillar in the world at 113.6 metres (372 feet)
The Glacial Aerial Tramway Kaprun III (Gletscherbahn Kaprun III) is the third section of the aerial tramway on the Kitzsteinhornmarker mountain at Kaprunmarker, Austriamarker. It was placed in service on 26 November 1966.

The tramway was built by the companies Elin, Waagner Biro, Swoboda. It has two cabins with a capacity of 60 persons, running from the station Krefelder Hut (Krefelder Hütte) which is 2453 meters above the sea level to the station Kitzsteinhorn at 3029 meters. The length of the line is 2208 meters, the maximum gradient is 42%. The travel time is 8.5 minutes and the maximum speed is 36 km/h. Glacial Aerial Tramway Kaprun III has two stretches, separated by the tallest aerial tramway pylon in the world.

Tallest aerial tramway support pillar in the world

The tallest aerial tramway support pillar in the world is a 113.6 meter high steel framework construction, placed on a square concrete block with 17 meters side length, which stands on a rock tooth. The construction consists of a central steel tube with a diameter of 2.2 meters, in which there is a maintenance elevator and a ladder. This pipe is supported by four tubes of 0.5 metres diameter, connected every 10 meters with the central tube. This pylon was 103 meters tall when built in 1966. It has been extended twice, first to 106.9 meters and then to 113.6 meters.

A cabin passing the 113.6 metre pillar


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