I am a great fan of the architectural model, be it historical monuments or modern archetypes. But what fascinates me more are bridges, the small village wooden gateways to the giant structure that truly is one of the manmade wonders. However, what we are going to discuss here is a bit different. Bridges are mostly built to connect two places and make it easy to travel or transport.
However, some bridges across the world will make you squirm and wonder why the hell are they even made? Well, you doubt it.
Let me ride you through the ten deadliest bridges in the world just hold on to your seat!
Hussaini Hanging Bridge, Pakistan, Deadliest Bridges
Hussaini bridge of Gilgit – Baltistan of north Pakistan tells the story of survival. The parts of the region were cut out due to lack of roads and hilly Mountain terrain. Thus, the bridge serves the purpose, yet it is one of the scariest ways to travel. The bridge lays across the Borit lake, is made up of rope and wooden planks.
The wooden planks are merely 4 inches with more than required gaps in between. Now the bridge is more in a poor condition, yet trekkers do take a risk to enjoy the adrenaline rush for once.
Capilano Suspension Bridge, Canada
Situated in North Vancouver, across the Capilano River is the world’s deadliest suspension bridge. The bridge is known for its 450 feet long and more than 200 feet high from the ground.
Taking a look at the mere picture can give chills through the spine. However, that does not stop tourists from across the country to enjoy a walk through the bridge.
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Trift Bridge- Switzerland, Deadliest Bridges
Trift Bridge is situated in the Swiss Alps. It was built in 2004, as a result of quick glaciers melting in that part of the region. It was modeled after the Nepalese High Wire bridge. The bridge looks horrifyingly dangerous, yet it is considered as one of the safest and accessible pedestrian bridges across the world.
The walk will be completed by one and a half-hour of a walk, but it will endure you with the most beautiful view from the heights.
Canopy Walk, Ghana, Deadliest Bridges
One of the most dangerous bridges is Canopy Walk. It is situated in the heart of Kakum National Park, Africa. Even though the bridge is poorly constructed, an everyday number of people, as well as castle, walk through this visibly unsafe bridge.
Constructed through several treetops, the walk through the bridge was made to get a glimpse of wildlife from its top.
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Langkawi Sky Bridge, Kedah, Malaysia
Langkawi Sky Bridge is a curved cabled suspension bridge situated in Malaysia that was completed in the year 2005. The view of the bridge is picture perfect and photographers never missed a chance to capture the structure from a different angle. But, trust me, this is one of the deadliest bridges one would come across.
Some ounce of guts is required to cross the bridge, and if you have gained the guts please save yourself from looking down from the bridge. In 2014, the bridge was closed for maintenance and was open next year.
Mount Titlis, Switzerland
Well, if you possess a heart of steel, then with due pleasure take a walk through the suspension bridge called Titlis Cliff Walk. It is almost 3000 meters above the sea level and approximately 500 meters above the ground surrounded by majestic mountains of glaciers.
The view is phenomenally worth the risk. The Cliff is also known as the highest suspension bridge across Europe.
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Millau Viaduct, France
The Millau Viaduct of France is a cabled stayed bridge which is also the tallest bridge in the entire world. If one would wonder what an architectural marvel is, the Millau bridge is the answer.
At the highest point, the bridge elevates to a height of 343 meters approximately i.e. almost 1125 feet above the ground! Designed by famous architecture Michel Virlogeux is open for a visitor throughout the year, consider July and August the peak, with a toll charge to abide.
Royal Gorge Bridge, Colorado, USA
The Royal Gorge Bridge is the most suitable location for any Hollywood action thriller. Even though the bridge stands tall as well as breathtakingly scary, but the tourist pours in large numbers to get a glimpse of this marvel!
The view from the bridge is extraordinary and spectacular. One ride through the bridge and you have memory for a lifetime.
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Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge, China
If the above-mentioned bridges are scary due to its large structure, or the location it is being built, the Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge of China is scary for being what it is. Well, the bridge itself is scary as the bottom where the pedestrian would walkthrough is transparent and made of glass.
Not only one has to walk holding the breath not to look down under your feet, but also in a terrifying concern what if the glass cracks! When they say it is a skywalk bridge, we do not doubt at all.
Eshima Ohashi Bridge, Japan, Deadliest Bridges
The Eshima Ohashi Bridge, Japan is not for drivers with week heart. The bridge connects two major cities making it inevitable to avoid at some point in time. however, the incline of the bridge at the start makes the heart pound!
The height and structure are made for the convenient passing of huge ships beneath the bridge. However, one who drives through the bridge will come out a gutsy person!
How do you feel about the bridges that we listed out for you? fascinated, scared or excited to go for a ride? Well, if you are an Acrophobic like me, then I know what exactly you must be thinking! Nevertheless, these bridges are the giant and magnificent structures that stand tall on the earth but don’t forget, it’s all Man-made!