Would You Dare To Cross The World's Most Dangerous Bridges?
Are you someone that is a thrillseeker? Do you have the guts to cross over some of the world's most dangerous bridges? Well, then, you should check out this article that goes over some of the most dangerous bridges that are used every day. Bridges have been around ever since humanity started to build things as they usually offered an easy passage through rough terrain and changed the way humans travel the world.
Humans have been able to perfect the way we construct bridges, but that doesn't mean that they are not dangerous anymore, as there are plenty of modern bridges that are just as risky to cross over as old bridges. So if you would dare to cross the world's most dangerous bridges, be sure to check out this article.
Hussaini Hanging Bridge
The Hanging Bridge is located in Hussaini, Pakistan, and has made it on the list of the world's most dangerous bridges to cross. The skimpy-looking rope bridge crosses over Borit Lake, located in the mountains of Pakistan. The bridge is used every day by the locals as it is one of the only bridges in the region that allow you to cross over the lake.
You must watch your step if you dare to cross the bridge as the wooden planks are separated pretty far apart from each other. Many tourists visit the Hussaini Hanging Bridge every year, and it will test your nerves if you dare to cross it.
Langkawi Sky Bridge
The Sky Bridge is located in Malaysia and is one of the most unique-looking modern bridges in the world. The 400-foot-long bridge was completed in 2005 and is visited by several thousand tourists every year. You must take a cable car to reach this high bridge in the Langkawi mountains.
Sky Bridge was closed down in 2012 for three years as rumors had been spreading that the bridge was not safe to be on. So authorities closed down the bridge to investigate if there was any damage. The bridge has been open for several years, but people still think it is dangerous.
Seven Mile Bridge
The Seven Mile Bridge, which is located in the Florida Keys, was considered to be the longest bridge when it was first constructed. These long bridges connect Knight's Keys to Little Duck Keys and were just what the Florida Keys needed to connect all the islands together.
The residents of the Florida Keys praised these bridges as they saved them money and time as they had to travel by boat to get everywhere. These bridges might not look too scary to cross over, but it can be pretty traumatic if you are stranded on one of the bridges when a storm hits.
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
The Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is another dangerous bridge on this list that isn't for the faint-hearted or anyone that is afraid of heights. The 66-foot-long bridge is located off the coast of Northern Ireland and allows visitors to cross over a 100-foot drop.
The bridge is visited by many tourists throughout the year as it offers some pretty fantastic views of the coastline and requires a fee to cross over it. The bridge used to be used by fishermen back in the day as it was the perfect spot to catch salmon, but that is no longer allowed.
Deception Pass Bridge
The Deception Pass Bridge has a pretty sinister name and looks pretty intimidating when you are about to cross over it. The bridge is located in Washington and connects Whidbey Island to Fidalgo Island. Before the bridge was built in the early 1900s, people would have to take a ferry to get from island to island.
The 180-foot-tall bridge is quite scary to cross over as it is a long way down, but luckily there have been no reports of the bridge being unsafe. The Deception Pass Bridge offers some of the best views in the region and isn't for people who are afraid of heights.
The Bridge of Immortals
The Bridge of Immortals is located in Eastern China and connects the mountain ranges of Huangshan to the Anhui province. This bridge was built on the side of a massive mountain and even cut into it in certain sections. This bridge must only be crossed by people who are not afraid of heights as this bridge is located hundreds of feet up in the mountain.
China has been known to have some of the most dangerous bridges in the world, and this one is definitely at the top of its list. Several tourists visit the bridge every year and try to attempt to cross it.
Hanging Bridge of Ghasa
The Hanging Bridge of Ghasa is located in the mountains of Nepal and is another dangerous bridge that isn't easy to cross as it is pretty intimidating to look at. The region's locals use the Hanging Bridge daily as it offers them an easy way to cross the valley.
The Hanging Bridge of Gasa is known to be in a region where extreme winds tend to pick up, which makes it even more dangerous to cross. The bridge is used to transport goods from village to village and is relatively narrow for the locals liking as they have to cross over with their animals.
The Storseisundet Bridge is located in Norway and is considered to be one of the most recognizable bridges in the world as it has a very unique shape. The reason why people find this bridge dangerous is when you are driving on the bridge, it feels like you are about to drive off to nowhere as it is extremely steep.
The Storseisundet Bridge was built in 1989 and connects the mainland Romsdal Peninsula to the island of Averøya. If you are someone that is an experienced driver then you shouldn't have to worry about crossing, but if you are someone who fears driving on bridges, this might scare you.
Keshwa Chaca Bridge
The Keshwa Chaca Bridge is a unique-looking bridge that has made it on the list of the world's most dangerous bridges. This artistic rope bridge is located in the mountains of Peru and has been around for over 500 years. The bridge is made out of woven grass, which the Incas created, and the same method is used to renovate the bridge.
Many tourists have found that this bridge is pretty intimidating to cross once they learn of the bridge's age and what it is made out of. But the Incas really knew what they were doing as this bridge has lasted through the years.
Eshima Ohashi Bridge
The Eshima Ohashi Bridge is located in Japan and connects Matsue to Sakaiminato. The bridge is around 140 feet high and is one of the most intimidating bridges to drive over in Japan, as it has a gradient of 6.1 percent. The bridge was constructed in 2004 and has become one of the most dangerous bridges to cross in Japan and must only be attempted by experienced drivers.
The bridge has a walkway for pedestrians and cyclists but is rarely used by the locals as it is one challenging hike up to the top. This bridge looks like it belongs in a cartoon with how high it is.
When it comes to dangerous bridges in Switzerland, Trift Bridge is at the top of the list and isn't for the faint-hearted as the bridge crosses over a valley that drops 558 feet. This dangerous bridge is located in the Swiss Alps and looks over the glaciers in the region.
Trift Bridge was built in 2004 and has been the main attraction for tourists all around the world as it offers some of the most scenic landscapes. People started to complain about the safety of the bridge and in 2009, it went through a series of renovations to make the bridge safer.
The Longjiang Bridge, also known as the Long River Bridge, is one of China's most significant architectural achievements. This bridge stretches over almost 4,000 feet of land and is around 900 feet in height. The Long River Bridge is considered one of the longest bridges in the world, but that doesn't mean it is the safest.
The bridge was built to connect Baishan to Tengchong to shorten the travel time between the two cities. Before the bridge was built, people would have to take an 8-mile detour to reach their destinations. This bridge is scary to cross over as it is one long bridge and a long way down to the river.
U Bein Bridge
The U Bein Bridge is located in Myanmar and has been around since 1850, making it the oldest lasting teakwood bridge in the world. The bridge is used to cross over Taungthaman Lake and has been used by the locals as it is an important passageway.
The U Bein Bridge is visited by thousands of people each year and has created a source of revenue for the locals. This bridge might be intimidating to cross as the bridge is older than anyone alive, but locals swear that this bridge is one of the safest in the country as it is always maintained.
Living Root Bridges
The Living Root Bridges is located in Meghalaya and is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the country. The roots have been growing for almost 200 years now, and over time, the locals have woven the roots together to make one of the most unique-looking bridges in the world.
These roots have become so strong over the years that they are able to hold the weight of over 40 people and show no sign of breaking. The one thing that makes this bridge dangerous is that you might lose your footing when crossing. This bridge is a must-visit if you are someone who enjoys a thrill.
The Marienbruecke Bridge is located in Germany near the Neuschwanstein Castle. The bridge was built by Crown Prince Maximilian II as a birthday present for his dear friend Marie who loved to see the sight of Neuschwanstein Castle. The original bridge was quite dangerous and was recently renovated to ensure that no one can fall off.
The Marienbruecke Bridge can be quite intimidating to cross as it is located high up in the mountains and isn't for the faint-hearted. The bridge is visited by thousands of tourists every year and offers some of the best views of the castle.
Slaters’ Bridge is located in Little Langdale, England, and has been around since the 17th century. The bridge is part of the Lake District which is one of the United Kingdom's largest and most popular national parks which is visited by several thousand people a year.
Slaters’ Bridge is quite dangerous to cross over as the path is uneven as the bridge was handmade hundreds of years ago. People love to visit Slaters’ Bridge as it has been around for a long time and is a piece of history that will last several more years to come.
Royal Gorge Bridge
The Royal Gorge Bridge is the highest bridge in the United States and is another dangerous bridge that can be quite hard to cross as the valley below is a 955-foot drop. The bridge was once the highest bridge in the world but was surpassed by China's Liuguanghe Bridge.
The Royal Gorge Bridge is suspended over the Arkansas River and is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the region, as everyone wants to see how tall this bridge really is. Not only is this bridge pretty scary to cross, but it also offers some of the best views of Colorado.
The Root Bridges is another set of dangerous bridges that are made out of roots. The bridges are located in one of the jungles in India and were made by the locals in the region. The local tribes learned how to manipulate the roots so that they can use them to their advantage to make bridges.
These bridges were made hundreds of years ago and are still holding up pretty well despite the number of people traversing over them daily. These bridges can be quite dangerous as one misplaced step can send you over the edge into the jungle below.
Plank Road In The Sky Bridge
China isn't afraid to make some of the most dangerous bridges in the world, and the Plank Road In The Sky Bridge has to be one of the scariest to attempt to cross as it is located on the side of a mountainside. The bridge is made out of multiple planks on the side of a mountain, and people must hang onto chains in order to get across.
These planks are located around 7,000 feet above the ground and only must be attempted to cross by people who are not afraid of heights, as this bridge was not made for the faint-hearted.
The Canopy Walk Bridge, which is located in the rainforests of Ghana, is another dangerous bridge on this list but offers some of the best views in the country. The bridge is suspended over the rainforest and is the perfect way to see wildlife in the region.
The bridge was built by Canadians who wanted people to enjoy the national park and generate some revenue for the locals. There are seven bridges that are connected to each other, but you are pretty intimidated when you first take a glance at them as they stretch for a couple of miles.
The Moses Bridge is one of the most interesting bridges on the list, as there is no other like it in the world. The bridge is located in the Netherlands and was named after the biblical event when Moses separated the Red Sea.
The bridge was built so that visitors can cross over the river when the tide is low, but once the tide rises, there is no way of getting across unless you want to swim. This bridge can be quite dangerous for older people as you never know when a flood might happen, but luckily there have been no reports of anyone getting injured.
Vitim River Bridge
The Vitim River Bridge, which is located in Siberia, Russia, is considered one of the more dangerous bridges in the world as the condition of the bridge isn't the best. The bridge is suspended over the Vitim River and is used by locals to cross the river with their vehicles.
The bridge is riddled with missing wooden planks and has seen better days, but Russians are still willing to cross over it every day as it saves them a lot of time and money. The bridge is even used more when the Vitim River is frozen over in the winter.
The Ojuela Bridge is located in Mapimí, Mexico, and is considered to be one of the most dangerous bridges in the country. The bridge was constructed in 1898 and was built for a mining town that was located in the valley below. This bridge used to be crossed by vehicles as it was the only way to access the mining town.
Now the bridge is most visited by tourists and only allows people to cross over it as time has taken its toll on the bridge. Most people find that this bridge is scary to cross as it makes a lot of noise and doesn't seem to be too safe.
Sunshine Skyway Bridge
The Sunshine Skyway Bridge is another bridge that is located in Florida, as the state is full of bridges. The bridge was built to connect St. Petersburg to Terra Ceia and spans over a length of around 22,000 feet.
The bridge suffered some significant damage in 1980 after a ship ran into it, killing 35 people. Since then, the bridge has been renovated and is able to withstand more damage than it did before. There haven't been any accidents since, but there are plenty of people who have taken their life by jumping off of the bridge, as it has become a popular spot for doing so.
Sidu River Bridge
The Sidu River Bridge is another dangerous bridge on the list and the highest in the world, as it suspends over a valley with a depth of 1,600 feet. The Sidu River Bridge is located in China and is around 4,000 feet long, making it one of the largest in the world.
China spent around $100 million to construct the bridge, which was completed in 2009. Driving over this bridge is quite scary as it is a very long way down to the bottom, but it does offer some great views of the surrounding landscape, just be sure to pay attention while driving.
Iya Kazurabashi Bridge
Iya Kazurabashi Bridge is located in Japan and has been around since the 12th century. The bridge is made out of wooden planks and vines from the surrounding trees making this one unique but slightly dangerous bridge. The bridge is suspended over the Iya-gawa river and is one of three that are remaining in the valley.
The bridge has gone through many renovations throughout the years, and the vines are replaced yearly for safety measures. Steel cables also support the bridge, as this bridge was known to be unsafe in the past. This bridge might be safe now, but you should still watch your step when crossing.
Millau Viaduct Bridge
The Sidu River Bridge might be the highest bridge in the world, but the tallest bridge is the Millau Viaduct Bridge which is located in France. The bridge stands at a height of 1,104 feet and is around 8,000 feet long, making it one of the longest bridges in Europe.
The bridge cost around $400 million to build and spans across the Gorge Valley in southern France. This is another intimidating bridge to cross as it is the tallest in the world, but some of Europe's best engineers built it, so you shouldn't have to worry too much.
Lake Pontchartrain Causeway
When it comes to long bridges over water, the United States really knows how to go about making them. The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway is the longest bridge in the world, as it has a total length of 23 miles. These bridges are dangerous because they only sit about 16 feet above the water, so this isn't the best place to get caught in a storm.
These bridges were built to connect New Orleans to North Shore, as it took residents forever to travel across the lake. It only takes about 50 minutes to cross the bridges one way.
Capilano Suspension Bridge
The Capilano Suspension Bridge is one of the most popular bridges in Vancouver, Canada, as it is suspended through the treetops of a beautiful rainforest. The bridge is around 230 feet in height and is about 430 feet long.
The bridge was made as a way to cross over the Capilano river and has become a big tourist attraction in the area as there are around 800,000 people who visit the bridge yearly. When the bridge was built in 1889, it was a lot more dangerous than it is today, as it has gone through many renovations.
Suspension Glass Bridge
The Suspension Glass Bridge is one of the most famous bridges in the world, as it is made out of glass windows that allow you to see right beneath you. The bridge is located in Shiniuzhai National Geological Park of China and is visited by thousands of people yearly.
This bridge might not be that dangerous, but it is very intimidating to cross, especially if you are someone that is afraid of heights. The bridge offers some of the best views of the valley below and connects two mountaintops, making this one of the most beautiful bridges in the world.
The Mackinac Bridge is another impressive bridge that is located in Michigan and has the nickname, Big Mac. The bridge is suspended over the Michigan peninsulas and is about 26,000 feet long. The Mackinac Bridge has been around since the 1950s, and before that, people would have to take a ferry to get across the lake.
The bridge is a big tourist attraction, with several thousand people visiting it each year. This bridge has been known to be safe, but when there are strong winds in the region, cars have been known to fly off the edge, so it's best to avoid driving on it when it is windy.
Monkey Bridges are located all over Vietnam and are one of the ways the citizens of the country cross rivers. There are several hundred Monkey Bridges throughout the country, which are usually made out of bamboo logs and supported by vines.
These bridges are not the safest to cross as they are all handbuilt and have been around for hundreds of years. The locals keep up with maintaining these bridges as they are the best ways to get around Vietnam, which is littered with rivers. Locals have no problem getting across these small bridges with a heavy load, as they do it daily.
Kawarau Bridge is located near Queenstown, New Zealand, and has been around since the late 1800s. The bridge was once used as a passageway to goldfields nearby, but now the bridge is mostly visited by tourists and is used for people who bungee jump, making it quite dangerous.
Hikers and thrillseekers love to visit the bridge yearly, and it has become quite a big tourist attraction. Crossing this bridge can be quite intimidating as it is a long way down, but people still love to test their fear. This has to be one of New Zealand's most popular bridges.
Rakotzbrücke Devil’s Bridge
The Rakotzbrücke Devil’s Bridge is located in Gablenz, Germany, was built in 1860, and has been standing ever since. This bridge is one of the most unique on the list, as it was made so that you would see a perfect circle in its reflection in the water.
This bridge is pretty dangerous to cross as there are no guard rails, and it is quite steep, so if you are not sure-footed, this might not be a bridge you want to cross. The bridge has been renovated several times and is a tourist attraction in the region, which is visited by thousands.
Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge
The Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge is suspended over the Mekong river and connects mainland Thailand to Laos. The bridge was built in 1994 as it was impossible for people to cross the river as the rapids were pretty extreme. This bridge is used by thousands of people daily and forms a friendship between the two nations.
This bridge can be quite dangerous to cross over during rush hour as these countries don't have the same traffic rules that most Western countries have. The bridge can get pretty dangerous during the rainy season as well as the river rises rapidly.
The Tianmen Skywalk is another dangerous bridge that is located in China that was built on the side of a cliff. This glass bridge was built for tourists that visit the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and is about 330 feet long. The bridge is visited by thousands of people each year who try to conquer their fear of heights.
This bridge is pretty scary to cross as the bottom of the bridge is made out of glass which reveals how high you actually are from the ground. China seems to always put a bridge in the highest places in the world.
Windsor Bridge is located in Gibraltar and offers some of the city's best views below. The bridge is suspended over a 160-foot gorge and is about 230 feet long. The bridge is part of the Upper Rock Nature Reserve and was built so that visitors can get the best view.
This bridge was not built for the faint-hearted as it is a long way down to the bottom, and the base is pretty narrow. But if you think you can conquer your fear, then you should definitely try to cross Windsor Bridge, as the sights are remarkable.
The Titlis Cliff Walk is another terrifying bridge that is located in the Swiss Alps and is perched on top of Mount Titlis. You better bring some warm clothes if you want to make a journey to this bridge as it is 9,800 feet above sea level.
The bridge was first built in the early 1900s and was pretty dangerous, but over the years, it has been renovated so that it is safer to cross. The bridge is around 320 feet long and offers some of the best views of the Swiss Alps, but it has been labeled the world's scariest bridge.
Montenegro Rainforest Bridges
The Montenegro Rainforest Bridges are located in the Monteverde Rainforest in Costa Rica and are a series of six bridges that cut through the treetops of the rainforest. The Costa Rican jungles are filled with wildlife that you just won't see anywhere else and you must keep a watchful eye on animals such as jaguars.
The longest bridge is around 1,000 feet long, and it is recommended that you cross the bridges during the day so you can see as much wildlife as possible. The bridges are much safer now that they have been renovated, but you should still watch your step.
Quepos Bridge is another dangerous bridge that is located in Costa Rica and has the infamous nickname of the bridge of death. Crossing this bridge isn't for the faint-hearted as the bridge is not safe and is surrounded by water filled with crocodiles.
The bridge is only meant to be crossed one way and only a couple of cars at a time, as the bridge is only made out of wooden planks and old metal. The bridge is used every day by the locals and can even brace a truck that weighs about 30 tons.
Aiguille du Midi Bridge
The Aiguille du Midi Bridge is located on the top of Aiguille du Midi Mountian in the French Alps and is one of the most thrilling bridges to cross in the country. You must take a cable car to reach this bridge as it is a couple of thousand feet up in the mountain.
The Aiguille du Midi Bridge is visited by thousands of tourists each year and has been labeled one of the scariest bridges to cross. The bridge is pretty wide but the side railings are not as high as you would like them to be so you definitely need to watch your step.
The Cloud Bridge
The Cloud Bridge is located in the Wolchulsan National Park in South Korea and is one of the most popular bridges in the country. You must hike up the Wolchulsan trail to reach the Cloud Bridge, but it is totally worth it as it is suspended over a deep valley that offers some of the best views.
This bridge can be quite intimidating to cross as it is very narrow, but it is pretty safe if you watch your step. Tourists love to visit this bridge as it stands out among the landscape, which is great for photography.
Dachstein Stairway To Nothingness
The Stairway To Nothingness is located on the Hoher Dachstein mountain in Austria and is the perfect bridge to test your fear of heights. The bridge is most popular for its glass stairway at the end, which looks like it leads into nothingness, hence the name.
The bridge was built in 2014 and attracts thousands of tourists each year. This bridge can be quite dangerous if you don't watch your step, as one wrong move will send you over the rails. But luckily, there have been no accidents since its opening. So if you think you can cross this bridge, be sure to put it on your bucket list.
SkyBridge is located in Sochi, Russia, and is the world's longest footbridge which spans the length of more than 1,400 feet. The bridge stands about 680 feet at its highest point and really tests your fear of heights. The bridge is pretty narrow and features a lot of steps, making it somewhat dangerous.
Once you reach the top of the bridge there is a platform that allows people to bungee jump off. The Sochi SkyBridge attracts thousands of people each year and is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the region.
Glacier 3000 Peak Walk
The Peak Walk Bridge is the only bridge in the world that connects two mountain tops together and is located on Glacier 3000 in the Swiss Alps. The bridge is free to walk on and is open all year round, minus when the weather is extremely bad.
The bridge is around 350 feet long and offers some of the best views of the surrounding Swiss Alps. The bridge sits about 9,700 feet above sea level and is one of the most extraordinary bridges in the world. The bridge can be somewhat dangerous if you don't have the right footing as it is pretty narrow.
The Handeck Suspension Bridge
The Handeck Suspension Bridge is located in Switzerland and is another dangerous bridge on the list. The bridge is suspended between a gorge that is about 230 feet in height and around 200 feet long. The bridge offers a great view of the Handeck Waterfall and is the highlight of crossing the bridge.
This bridge is considered to be somewhat dangerous as it is very narrow and is a pretty long way down to the bottom. The Handeck Bridge is one of the most visited in the country, and that is for a good reason, as it is in some of the most pristine wilderness.
Kokonoe Yume Bridge
The Kokonoe Yume Bridge is another bridge that is located in the mountains of Japan and is visited by several thousand people each year. The bridge is strong enough to hold around 1,800 people at once and is considered safe for most people that don't have trouble walking.
The bridge is sometimes closed due to harsh weather as winds can be pretty strong in the region. It is advised that you don't use any walking canes while crossing the bridge as the floor of the bridge is made up of metal grates. This is another bridge that can be somewhat dangerous to cross but is worth it.
Ruyi Bridge is a very unique bridge that is located near Zhejiang, China and is famously known as Taichow. This bridge is like no other in the world making it one of the most popular as well. The bridge is suspended over a valley that is 460 feet above the ground.
This bridge also features a glass floor which allows you to see all the way to the bottom. Ruyi Bridge is considered to be dangerous as one wrong step will send you over the edge. China always seems to create some of the most unique bridges in the world.
Yimengshan Glass Bridge
The Yimengshan Glass Bridge is the last dangerous bridge on the list and is an impressive sight to behold as the floor of the bridge is made completely out of glass. The bridge is about 650 feet in height and is around 1,800 feet long, making this one really long bridge.
Like most bridges in China, the Yimengshan Glass Bridge is considered to be somewhat dangerous as the guard rails are not very high, but thousands of people still visit this bridge every year as it is an architectural achievement in the country.