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Brig was mentioned for the first time in history in 1215 as "briva", this means "bridge". In the 17th century Kaspar Stockalper earned a lot of money with the Simplon-street, so he could build the Stockalper castle. Because Napolean (1801-1805) expanded the Simplon-street for his artillery, the street could afterwards also be used for the post coaches.
The town has about 12000 inhabitants. The cities Brig, Glis and Brigerbad joined to one community (Brig-Glis) in 1973.
The Simplon tunnel, which is almost 20 kilometers long, was opened in 1906 and was for a long time the longest train tunnel of the world.
The pictures (click here) of Brig Switzerland have different formats. The photos have 800*600 or 450*600 pixels. The webcams have no standard.