Most Dangerous Bridges In The World
Bridges. One of mankind's best creations. These impressive structures can be great for those wanting to get to the other side, but the design and safety of some can be…questionable. If you are in the category of people with a fear of bridges, there is even a term for your phobia, gephyrophobia! If you are one of these people, you won’t want to keep reading to see 10 of the world’s scariest bridges!
1. Royal Gorge Bridge, Colorado
The jaw-dropping height of this bridge is enough to send shivers down any spine. At a whopping 969 feet above sea level, you don’t want to look down when standing on this.
2. Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Northern Island
At only 20 meters long you may be wondering how Carrick-a-Rede made it to the list, but don’t be deceived by its length. Spanning across two rocks, this rope bridge suspends over the water below. There are regular instances where visitors cross the shaky structure, and find themselves unable to cross back over, who then must be rescued by boat.
3. Mount Titlis, Switzerland
The highest suspension bridge in Europe. If you can stomach the sheer height of this monster, you can enjoy the spectacular views it offers across the Alps.
4. Kuandinsky Bridge, Russia
Kuandinsky makes it to the list for a number of reasons. Firstly, it has been 30 years since any repairs have been completed, and it needs them! The crossing is also impossibly narrow, with no barrier between crossing vehicles and the icy waters below.
5. Mackinac Bridge, Michigan
Despite looking structurally sound, many people fear driving over this bridge. The fear is so strong in some, there are designated drivers placed on the bridge who will drive your car over it for you for a fee!
6. Iya Valley Vine Bridges, Japan
Some will find their structure beautiful, others terrifying. While there is something mystical about the Iya Valley bridges, they are not for the faint hearted.
7. Monkey Bridges, Vietnam
Amply named due to the posture you must execute to cross. You need to be as balanced and agile as a monkey to prevent falling into the swamp below.
Photo: flickr.com/Yun Huang Yong
8. Montenegro Rainforest Bridge, Costa Rica
Surrounded by lush green rainforest, here you can experience the dense forest in its truest form. Just mind your step as you cross this bridge as it is missing one or two slats!
9. Seven Mile Bridge, USA
Yup, you heard that right – 7 miles. Though not seemingly scary at first glance, you do not want to get stuck on this bridge during a hurricane.
10. Hussaini Hanging Bridge, Pakistan
Saving the most terrifying to last, Hussaini bridge is considered the world’s most dangerous to cross. Suspended over the powerful Hunza River, you really have to watch your step with this one! Many locals make the regular trip over the swinging structure, but could you?