Hussaini Hanging Bridge
Millions of people cross bridges every day that are safe and boring, and we don't think anything of it. We aren't talking about those kinds of bridges today! Here are 15 of the scariest bridges you will find anywhere in the world. Are you brave enough to cross them?
The Hussaini Hanging Bridge in Pakistan has been called the world's most dangerous bridge and one glance at it will tell you why. There are massive gaps between the thin planks and the bridge sways greatly while in use. Even scarier is the ruined remains of a previous bridge that fell apart right next to this bridge that you can see as you walk across.
Titlis Cliff Walk Bridge
The Titlis Cliff Walk Bridge, located in the Swiss Alps, is a vertigo inducing 3,000 meters above the ground. You have to take 3 cable cars just to get to the thing! And though it may seem scary, it is actually quite safe and able to stand up to high winds and snowstorms. Still, don't look down!
Vitim River Bridge
The Vitim River Bridge in Russia may seem like a nondescript wooden bridge, but it is so famous it even has it's own Facebook page, located here. It is highly dangerous due to the fact that it is usually iced over in winter, isn't even wide enough for a car to fit on and has absolutely no railings.
The Millau Viaduct is located in France and it is the tallest bridge in the world. It is taller even than the Eiffel Tower! It is quite a beautiful feat of engineering, but can be very scary to cross, especially if the weather causes the clouds to be below the level of the bridge, as pictured, sort of like driving on the clouds.
Estrada Puerto Suarez
The Estrada Puerto Suarez is located in Bolivia and it has to be one of the craziest bridges in the world. First of all, it is a one lane, one way bridge that everyone shares. And when I say everyone, I mean everyone, pedestrians, bicyclers, vehicles and even trains! And the trains of course have the right of way. So you have to time your crossing very carefully to make sure you enter the bridge at the right time to finish your crossing before a train comes!
The Quepos Bridge is located in Costa Rica and just has a general look about it that it is about to fall down at any moment. It is only wide enough for one vehicle to pass at a time so cars have to take turns going each direction but that is probably best because even when only one car crosses the bridge shakes and creaks and groans like it is dying. I think I'll find another way around, thanks.
The Volgograd Bridge, located in Russia, may look like a fairly ordinary bridge, but don't let that fool you. It's nickname is the dancing bridge and it earned that nickname due to the fact that when the wind picks up it oscillates wildly. It actually has to be shut down if the weather gets bad enough!
Siduhe River Bridge
The Siduhe River Bridge, located in China, is the highest bridge in the world. It is about a half a kilometer off the bottom of the valley it crosses. Whatever you do, don't look over the edge as you drive across this bridge or you may lose control of your vehicle!
Royal Gorge Bridge
The Royal Gorge Bridge in Colorado was the highest bridge in the world until 2001. It is still a very frightening bridge to cross as it is 291 meters down to the bottom of the gorge below. And now they have built a theme park at either end of the bridge to encourage even more people to make the crossing!
It looks like they got a roller coaster engineer to design this bridge in Norway. I'm sure it's totally safe, but that moment when you reach the top and can't quite see what is on the other side of this steep bridge has got to leave you with a pit in your stomach.
The Canopy Walk in Ghana is an awesome way to view endangered animals, if you aren't scared of heights. And rickety bridges. The Canopy Walk is 40 meters above the forest floor and is 350 meters long and you walk on a plank that is only 30 centimeters wide.
The Trift Bridge is located in Switzerland and if you can get up the guts to cross it you get an awe inspiring view of the Alps as a reward. But crossing is no easy feat. This foot bridge is 557 feet long and hangs 328 feet above a gorge. But I'm sure it's safe because the builders spent a whole 6 weeks constructing it!
Hanging Bridge of Ghasa
Just walking across this sloped hanging bridge in Nepal would be a scary enough feat in itself. Then add in the fact that local farmers often use the bridge to shuttle their animals back and forth and you soon realize you might not be alone on the bridge, but you might be fighting for precious footspace with a goat! Nope!
Capilano Suspension Bridge
The Capilano Suspension Bridge is located in Canada and was first opened in 1889. It is 70 meters above the river below and spans 137 meters. Recently an added attraction (and scare) called Cliff Walk was added to the location where you walk across an even skinnier portion of bridge.
Lake Pontchartrain Causeway
The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway is the longest continuous bridge over water in the world. It is located in Louisiana and is nearly 24 miles long. The bridge is supported by 9,500 concrete pilings and the scariest part is that it is just so open and so long that you feel like you are on a bridge forever with no end in sight!