Top 10 Most Dangerous Bridges Worldwide
The centuries long history of bridges stands as a proof bridges are most reliable, secure and safe. Nevertheless, there are a number of bridges a simple look at which is enough to conclude about the hazards they might carry, therefore you should cross them at your own risk and only. We will introduce ten bridges that will provide you a rush of adrenaline together with an element of danger and cause a great and immense excitement. Don’t opt for these bridges if you are afraid of heights and slow at moving. Let’s see which they are.
Taman Negara National Park Bridge, Malaysia
World’s longest suspension bridge, Canopy Bridge is situated in the most beautiful National Park of Malaysia. The rainy season ends in March. Afterward, the park fills up with an unprecedented number of tourists who go there to see the pristine rainforest, the amazing birds and the various fishes swimming in the crystal clear water of waterfalls. But the main “tourist calling factor” is the 530-meter bridge, hanging at the height of 25-40 meters above the ground. Presently, however, the bridge is closed for repairs because of loss of firmness caused by the continuous rainy weather.
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, UK
Situated in the town of Antrim, Northern Ireland, this bridge represents a real challenge, and this is the case when both men and women have to be man enough to cross it. Why do I say it? Simply because it’s a matter of ultimate expression of courage to make up your mind and overcome the the 20-meter path lying at the height of 28 meters. The Rope Bridge has become one of the most visited attractions in this region (only last year this attractive bridge hosted about 250,000 tourists from around the world). Crossing the bridge requires great concentration; you might feel giddy at a certain moment, so make sure there is someone close to you.
Loboc Hanging Bridge, Philippines
The swaying bamboo bridge is something fascinating and great to look at. But consider the idea of crossing it and you will feel how you suddenly start trembling with fear. The bridge hanging at the 20-meter height frightens even the most courageous. Nevertheless, as they say, only those who risk going too far can find out how far they can go. This risk is worth being taken since on the other side you will appear in a typical Philippine village. This destination, by the way, is famous for its unique Loboc fauna, beautiful waterfalls and floating restaurants you just have to visit.
Trift Bridge, Switzerland
Located in the Alps near Gadmen the longest pedestrian 170-meter-long bridge at the height of 100 meters was first built in 2004 and rebuilt in 2009. After being rebuilt the bridge has become safer and more secure, but, still, it doesn’t make it absolutely safe. The level of safety depends greatly on the person’s carefulness and attentiveness. The bridge is a great option for trekkers wishing to see the glacier, which has started to quickly melt because of global warming.
This suspension bridge situated near the village Gus is being tested every other single day. Do you wonder how? Besides men, hundreds of local cattle cross it every day. Doesn’t it mean it’s rather reliable? It does mean that, though I am not sure it has preserved its firmness or not, at least it looks not only daunting but also very dangerous. Interestingly, sometimes similar bridges can’t stand even 10 people, while this one… To me, it’s a surprising bridge, which is worth being crossed, but even knowing this, I would hardly go for it.
Aiguille du Midi, France
If there is even a slightest symptom you might suffer from Acrophobia, then I definitely recommend that you skip this bridge. Built in the French Alps it represents an observation deck. In short, it’s a tiny bridge between two cliffs that connects two mountains and offers a marvelous view of the Mont Blanc massif. The bridge is rather broad and firm, but the height (12,605 feet above sea level) at which it is located is but terrifying. In line with that, the bridge is a real and unforgettable adventure for extreme lovers.
Kakum National Park Bridge, Ghana
Once in Ghana, particularly in the National Park of Ghana near the city of Abrafo, make sure you have a professional guide. This is is something really important of you want to explore the park at most. The guide will now only show you to the secret paths of the rainforest, but will also lead you to the places where unique plants and animals, endangered species — pygmy elephants, forest buffalo and civet can be found. You will appear near one of the primary attractions, near the Rope Bridge as well. The bridge is around 30 meters above the ground and the canopy walk comprises 7 bridges of over 300 meters.
Hussaini Hanging Bridge, Pakistan
If you ask me, this bridge is the most dangerous one and it worthily deserves this title. With more gaps than planks this bridge is the scariest in the world. Even the courage you develop in yourself starts fainting at the moment a simple wind blows, because you are at the very good risk to be pushed from there and be driven into the Hunza river on which the bridge is situated. Simply have a look at the pic. You might not believe, but the locals still use the bridge and they cross it! Anyway, it looks scary, it is scary but crossing it is a dream for those people who love extreme and need it in their lives.
A glance at this bridge, especially at the pic we have posted (it was shot in the Bavarian Alps near the fabulously beautiful Neuschwanstein Castle) makes you think it’s a rather firm bridge. While first impressions hardly every prove correct. It is close to the cliffs stretching between the structures where the heart starts beating faster than usual. And as you walk up to its middle and look down you suddenly feel the terror filling every piece of your body. In that case even the splendid view that opens in front of you won’t help you calm down.
Musou Tsuribashi Bridge, Japan
The most terrible bridge among all! I know you think there might not be a bridge more dangerous than the Hussaini Hanging Bridge in Pakistan, while there is. Let me give you some reasons for it. Built in 50s it is much destroyed now, particularly the boards and the ropes. Other than that it’s very narrow and is situated in the middle of nowhere. If for some bad luck, someone slips and falls from there, then I can’t imagine where he will end up. So think twice, no, think hundred times before you decide to cross this bridge. Even if you are an extreme lover, don’t give way to temptation.