Bridges, as you all know are made to make it easier for people to commute from one place to another in short span of time. There are lot many places across the globe where bridges are the most important way of transporting crops, goods and bringing to and fro the products from the nearby town markets.
People residing in remote areas find bridges as blessings. But then a bridge can prove to be dangerous for miscellaneous reasons. There are many bridges across the world that ask you to walk over them at your own risk. These bridges can be categorized as the world’s scariest and outrageously incredible bridges that could cause a rush of adrenaline and can give goose bumps to those who have fear of heights; you can never make out as to what would happen the very next moment.
Promising to haunt you in your sleep with the fear factor involved for the reason that some are unbelievably high, creepy to give you chills and thrills.
Showcased below are a wide variety of bridges in countries like India, Malaysia, Philippines, Pakistan, Nepal and many other places across the world that can genuinely be categorized as scary ones.
Here’s the list of 16 World’s Most Dangerous Bridges which can prove to be dangerous for a walk. If you’re a true adrenaline junkie, you would surely love to take a walk over these. For now, let me take you to the journey of the world’s most scary bridges!
1. Siju Hanging Bridge, India
The long and dangerous hanging bridge of Siju in India is sure to scare all you out there. Not only, it looks scary in the image but in reality it gives goose-bumps to those who walk over it.
2. Monkey Bamboo Hanging Bridge, Can ThoVietnam
The Can Tho bamboo made hanging footbridge also called Monkey Bridge makes you bounce, creek and swing while you cross it.
3. Kakum National Park Canopy Walkway, Ghana
Canopy Walkway at 40 m (130 ft) height, enables the visitors to approach the plants and animals from a vantage point that would otherwise be inaccessible. The Canopy Walkway passes over 7 bridges and runs over a length of 330 m (1,080 ft). It is secured by a series of nets and wires for safety purpose for the fact that it is really scary to cross over the bridge. Yes. it is definitely as exciting/scary as it looks!
4. Hanging Bridge at Trift Glacier, Switzerland
Trift Bridge is the longest pedestrian-only suspension bridge in the Alps, totaling 170 meters (560 ft) in length and traversing a height of 100 meters (330 ft). The bridge spans the lake, Triftsee, near Gadmen, Switzerland in an area that receives approximately 20,000 visitors per year to see the Trift Glacier.
5. Kambadaga, a village near Pita
The hanging rope bridge pictured above is in the Kambadaga village near Pitta. The bridge is as scare as it looks in the picture.
6. Musou Tsuribashi bridge, Japan
An old suspension bridge in the Southern Japanese Alps known as Musou Tsuribashi, is distinguished as Japan’s scariest bridge. It is an extremely high and narrow bridge created with old wood, rope that swings more than a monkey on a tire. It one scary task to cross the bridge.
7. Capilano Suspension Bridge , British Columbia, Canada
Capilano is one long and incredibly high up suspension bridge noted as Vancouver’s oldest tourist attraction that stretches 450 feet (137m) across and 230 feet (70m) above the Capilano River. IF you have fear of heights, crossing this bridge is not your cup of tea!
8. Arenal Hanging Bridges, Costa Rica
The Arenal Hanging Bridges is a total 6 suspension bridges, each carrying its own scare factor; the largest one at about 100 meters long and 45 meters off the ground. The bridge looks scary and when you walk over it, it swings causing fear.
9. Canopy Walk in Kakum Nat’l Park, Ghana
The Kakum National Park offers a long sequence of hanging bridges throughout the forests covering known as the Canopy Walk. There are seven bridges that expand to a length of over 330 meters or 1,080 ft long and 40 meters or 130 feet high. The Canopy is made out of netting and wires and maintains safety inspection yet, walking over the bridge is quite scary.
10. Hussaini-Borit Lake, Pakistan
Hussaini-Borit Lake Bridge in Pakistan is the one that is connected with ropes and is no way safe. There are lot many people who use the bridge on the regular basis to travel to the larger cities in northern Pakistan. The bridge is very old, misses planks, and is extremely narrow and high above the lake which makes it scary. If you are the one who fascinates extreme thrills then this bridge might be a delight for you. There have been a high number of causalities while crossing this treacherous bridge.
11. The Millau Bridge, France
The Millau Bridge is in southern France and crosses the River Tarn in the Massif Central Mountains. It was designed by the British architect Lord Foster and at 300m (984 feet) it is the highest road bridge in the world, weighing 36,000 tonnes. The central pillar is higher than the famous French icon, the Eiffel Tower. The bridge is designed with the delicacy of a butter fly.
12. Royal Gorge Bridge in Colorado, US
The Royal Gorge Bridge is a tourist attraction near Canon City, Colorado that deck hangs 955 feet above the Arkansas River and has been the record holder of being the highest bridge in the world from 1929 until 2003, until it was surpassed by the Beipanjiang River 2003 Bridge in China.
The height of the Royal Gorge Bridge makes it an attractive spot. Not only this, lot many people have committed suicide by jumping over the bridge, however the park and security personnel constantly patrol the bridge in order to prevent such suicides. The Royal Gorge Bridge successfully enters the list of scary bridges because of its height.
13. Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Northern Ireland
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is a rope suspension bridge near Ballintoy, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The bridge links the mainland to the tiny Carrick Island. It spans twenty meters and is thirty meters above the rocks below. Today the bridge is mainly a tourist attraction. The bridge is now open all year round. The bridge swings to and fro as people walk across the terrifying rope bridge which links the mainland to the tiny Carrick Island.
14. Loboc Hanging Bridge, Philippines
Loboc Hanging Bridge is a hanging bridge in the Philippines that swings while people walk over it. The bridge is 20 meters high and is built with steel cables and woven strips of bamboo. While crossing the bridge, it bounces as you traverse over it. Built in 1972, the bridge asks you to be cautious while you walk.
15. Taman Negara National Park Bridge, Malaysia
Taman Negara National Park is the largest national park in Peninsular Malaysia and is famous for its rainforest, birds, and insects. Claimed to be the world’s longest canopy walkway, the Tama Negara National Park Bridge is a terrifyingly unstable hanging rope bridge. The bridge measures approximately 500 meters in length. Sitting at 50 meters above the ground, the bridge scares those with a fear of heights and shakes as people walk over it.
16. Hanging Bridge of Ghasa, Nepal
The hanging bridge of Ghasa was built with the hope to eliminate the congestion in town due to herds of animals. The villagers in Nepal developed the long and daunting suspension bridge to help curb the traffic. The height of bridge is unknown but looks high enough to seriously injure someone who mistakenly falls off it.