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