From the depths of forests to the heights of skies, the world has various highly dangerous bridges. We should be thankful to the human efforts who originated the concept of bridge with a purpose to connect two areas or mountains. There are various things which make us decide whether to name a bridge dangerous or not, such as their narrowness, old construction, poor material used and so on. But with the passage of time, the human beings have created some sharply beautiful and safe bridges as well. Still some parts of the countries lack the presence of those safe and gorgeous bridges. A good number of people have a fear of crossing bridges, no matter how secure they are. If you don’t consider yourself one of that crowd, then you might after seeing these terrifying bridges of the world.
1) Hanging Bridge of Ghasa, Nepal
Ghasa is a highly dangerous bridge, situated in Gus Village, Nepal. Besides the fact that this bridge has been poorly constructed and it was built to help with traveling within the area. The bridge appears to be dangerous but has able to sustain high animal and pedestrian traffic for many. It is interesting to know that Ghasa is a very small and narrowly constructed bridge, but still the people even the little children find it to be no problem to cross it.
2) Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Northern Ireland, UK
This is also considered as one of the most dangerous hanging bridge of the world. This rope bridge leads right to Carrick-a-Rede Island. The Bridge is situated in Antrim Town, Northern Ireland, UK. This bridge is about 65 feet long and is nearly 100 feet above the rocks below. This bridge is even more scarier. Different types of research studies tell us about this bridge that nobody has fallen off this bridge. These research studies also suggest that visitors who walk across, they cannot return and have to go by boat. It takes a lot of courage to the tourists to cross this bridge, a light suspension of rope is there to act like your support but the fact is that it is not that easy to cross this dangerous bridge. Once used by fishermen, it not allows travelers to take in beautiful views.
3) Vine Footpaths Bridge, Japan
Vine Footpaths AKA Bridges are situated in Ivy Valley located at Tokushima, over the Iya-gawa River, Japan. The small bridges were made in ancient time for the warriors and refugees to protect their territories. This bridge is 148 feet long and is about 46 feet high and has been spaced with 13 inches from the two sides of the mountains. Shikoku is considered as the smallest of Japan’s four main islands. There are different types of research reports that have clearly shown this fact that Shikoku is the home of three vine bridges. These original bridges were built with the help of slats of wood. Now, the reconstructed and rebuilt bridges have been equipped with wire and hand rails. On one side of the Iya River is situated the famous Repovesi Nature Park. The architects must have thought of narrowing the bridge to much extent, but it seems that they didn’t know that the crossers will find it really troubling to go over it and will have lack of posture balance.
4) Seven Mile Bridge, Florida
This bridge is situated in Florida and is also considered as another dangerous bridge of the world. As the name depicts, this bridge is about 7 miles long and 65 feet high. This bridge is often surrounded by horrible hurricanes. The Seven Mile is an iconic bridge in the Florida Keys of United States, stretching out into the open sea, connecting Knight’s Key in the Middle Keys to Little Duck Key in the Lower Keys. At the time of its completion in 1982, it was the longest continuous concrete segment bridge in the world, and is currently one of the longest bridges in America.
5) Trift Suspension Bridge, Switzerland
The Trift Bridge situated in the Alps of Gadmen. This is a 180 meters long and 110 meters high bridge of Switzerland. The Trift Bridge was constructed in 2004 and underwent a reconstruction in 2009. This bridge is not safer to cross and the level of security is extremely poor. The two sides have no protection, not even the support of ropes. This suspended bridge is extremely unstable – probably owing to the fact that it took only 6 weeks to complete. Open only during the months of June and October, this bridge is known to swing wildly when windy, so it should only be crossed in clear weather. It is one of the Alps’ longest and highest pedestrian suspension bridges. Later 2009 stabilizing cables were installed to this bridge in order to prevent it from swinging violently in wind. Brave hikers will be rewarded with an amazing view of the Swiss Alps, if they dare cross.
6) Canopy Walk Bridge, Kakum National Park, Ghana
The interesting yet dangerous fact about this bridge is that it is situated in the depths of forests of Ghana. The forest floor of Kakum National Park Canopy is about 76 feet. This bridge separates the weary traveler from the ground with a thin sheet of wood, only 30cm in depth. It’s held in place by ropes extending about 1.30 meters up from either side, or feel as though they could snap and break at any moment. Although the local theme park remains full with the tourists but this bridge is really tough to cross. Only the weak support of rocks has been provided on its two sides. The woods used for its construction have been damaged.
7) Langkawi Sky Bridge, Malaysia
The Langkawi Sky Bridge can be accessed via cable car. The bridge is a 125 meters (410 ft) long curved pedestrian bridge above Gunung Machinchang roughly 700 meters (2,300 ft) above sea level. Once you travel up the mountain via the the cable car, the bridge gives tourists the opportunity to view some of the most beautiful sights of the Malaysian mountains and rainforests.
8) Aiguille du Midi, France
Surrounded by the breathtaking French Alps, The Aiguille du Midi Bridge is perched around 4,000 meters above sea level and allows for awe-inspiring views.This bridge is considered as one of the most dangerous hanging bridge of the world. It is normally said not to look down while crossing this bridge as this will increase your heart beat. Good thing about this bridge is that it is short in distance. Those persons, who have the problem of acrophobia, can also visit this bridge. The bridge is exactly situated at the summit of Aiguille du Midi in the Mont Blanc massif near Chamonix. It is about 12,605 feet above the sea level. It requires a cable car that climbs 9,200 vertical feet in just 20 minutes.The only problem you might find is having to take one of the longest cable car rides on Earth to get there – about 2,700 meters up the side of the mountain.
9) Hussaini Hanging Bridge, Pakistan
This beautiful but dangerous bridge is considered as the beauty of Pakistan. This bridge is situated in the village of Hussaini in Northern Pakistan, crossing to Hunza River. The Foot Bridges of Pakistan are just like the playground for the children. This bridge is hanged high with poor suspension and was constructed with poor material. This dangerous requires to rebuilt and reconstruct as it has been destroyed at various places. There is huge gap between the steps of this bridge which makes it more difficult and dangerous to cross. This is considered as one of the world’s most harrowing suspension bridges. It seems quite difficult and horrible to cross this bridge over the rapidly flowing Hunza River. It is not an endorsement to go through this bridge until or unless needed.
10) Sidhue River Bridge, China
This bridge is also considered as one of the most dangerous bridges of the world. This bridge is located high above a river George in China. This suspended bridge is about 1,550 feet above from the surface level connecting Shanghai and Chendo, and is just part of the long and dangerous mountain pass known as highway Huyu G50. At an astounding height of over 460 meters, this bridge is the highest bridge in the world. This bridge was opened in 2009 for the people.