15 Dangerous Bridges Across The World

By Sameer Kapoor on Dec 21, 2015
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Have you ever been intimidated or scared before crossing a bridge? If you haven’t come across any bridge whose crossing should put second thoughts into your mind, then we have got a list of some of the dangerous bridges across the world that have been built either upon deep trenches, gauges or gushing waters. Crossing these natural wonders, these bridges have become the emblems of strength, adventure and the desire to cross the intimating which only the daring spirits can seek to cross. Let us have a look at atleast 15 of such bridges whose crossing would make your knees go weak:

1. Hussaini Hanging Bridge, Pakistan

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Although this bridge might come across as the result of lack of technology but it is actually considered as the beauty of Pakistan. Situated in the village of Hussaini in Northern Pakistan, this bridge crosses the Hunza River. Due to the poor maintenance, this bridge has suffered a lot of gaps in between. Peeping from those gaps might just send a shiver down your spine. There is a huge gap between the steps of this bridge which makes it more difficult and dangerous to cross.

2. Aiguille du Midi Bridge, France

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Situated in France, the Aiguille du Midi Bridge is considered as one of the most dangerous bridges around the world. A word of precaution that is generally followed here is that you should not look down while crossing this bridge as this would let you know where you are! Although short in distance, this bridge is quite intimidating. Located at about 12,605 feet above the sea level, you need to first get on to a cable car that climbs 9,200 vertical feet in just 20 minutes. May be not one of the most beautiful bridges in Europe, but certainly the most scary one!

3. Trift Suspension Bridge, Switzerland

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Situated exactly at Trift Glacier, near the town of Gadmen in the Swiss Alps, this suspension bridge really need some brave guts to be crossed. It is about 328 feet high from the sea level and about 558 feet log in distance. What makes it quite intimidating is that it is long as well. This suspension bridge was constructed and completed in 2004 in order to reconnect hikers to a hut which was made inaccessible by a retreating glacier.

4. Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Northern Ireland

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This is also considered as one of the most creepy bridge of the world. This bridge is exactly situated at near Ballintoy in Country Antrim, Northern Ireland. This bridge is about 65 feet long and is nearly 100 feet above the rocks below.  Different types of research studies tell us about this bridge that nobody has fallen off this bridge. These research studies also suggest that visitors who walk across cannot return back by this bridge and have to go by boat.

5. Capilano Suspension Bridge, Canada

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The Capilano Suspension Bridge is situated in North Vancouver, British Columbia, across the Capilano River. With 450 feet of length and 230 feet of height, this bridge might not be easy to cross for weak souls. Originally built in 1889, this suspension bridge is surrounded by an evergreen forest. This suspension bridge is very high, narrow and extremely shaky.

6. Puente de Ojuela, Mexico

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Located at the ghost town of Ojuelain Mexico, the Puente de Ojuela bridge is about 1,043 feet long, 2 feet wide and about 360 feet above the sea level. Rather than a strong base to cross, this bridge is made up of wood floor that makes it dangerous to cross. The steel cables are there which have been suspended with the help of two towers. These two towers bring a greater feeling of safety. Discover more such longest bridges in the world.

7. Monkey Bridges, Vietnam

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Monkey bridges might not come across as dangerous to cross but their shaky structure renders them quite intimidating. This bridge is situated across the Mekong Delta at the southern tip of Vietnam. They’re typically made of a single bamboo log and one handrail. However, the name comes from the stooped monkey-like posture you have to maintain when crossing, so as not to plunge into the river below.

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8. Sidu River Bridge, China

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This bridge is located high above a river George in China. This bridge is about 1,550 feet above from the surface level. This bridge was opened in 2009 and at that time, it was the world’s highest bridge (1,550 feet).

9. Iya Valley Vine Bridges, Japan

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This bridge is located at Tokushima, over the Iya-gawa River, Japan. This bridge is 148 feet long and is about 46 feet high. These original bridges were built with the help of slats of wood. Now, the reconstructed and rebuilt bridges have been equipped with wire and hand rails. While they must come across as quite beautiful to cross, they have their own levels of danger.

10. Deception Pass Bridge, Washington

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Even the name makes this bridge quite mysterious to pass! This bridge is located in Deception Pass State Park, Washington. This bridge is 1,486 feet long and is about 180 feet above the water level. This bridge is also considered as one of the most dangerous bridges of the world. The views of the rushing water directly below from this bridge makes the view quite deceptive.

11. U Pain Bridge, Myanmar

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Located in Mandalay, Myanmar, the U Pain bridge is about miles long and 15 feet high. What makes this bridge quite dangerous to cross it that it has no handrails. There are more than 1,000 wooden posts with roughly four or five feet between each post.

12. Seven Mile Bridge, Florida

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This bridge is situated in Florida and is also considered as one of the most scariest bridges in the world. As the name depicts, this bridge is about 7 miles long and 65 feet high. Standing high before a lot of hurricanes that keep on hitting it, this bridge is the symbol of strength!

13. William Preston Lane Bridge, Maryland

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Many drivers feel hesitation while crossing this bridge as many times, this bridge had been surrounded by severe storms. During bad weather, it becomes difficult to see anything as in this situation the visibility comes to zero.

14. Mackinac Bridge, Michigan

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This bridge might come across as attractive rather than intimidating. However, being suspended over sea, this bridge makes drivers get so nervous while crossing this five-mile length and due to this, the Mackinac Bridge Authority offers free service of driving the cars by their expert drivers. The biggest and most dangerous fear of this bridge is wind which often exceeds 30 miles per hour on the bridge.

15. Royal Gorge Bridge, Colorado

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Suspended over a rocky terrain, the Royal Gorge Bridge is considered as America’s highest suspension bridge. This suspension bridge is about 969 feet above the sea level and is about 1,260 feet long. This bridge was completed in 1929, and till 1982, this suspension bridge did not have stabilizing wind cables. It is advisable for those who are scared of heights not to go this bridge.

So which one of these bridges would you like to cross?

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