When mankind started building bridges, nobody could imagine the heights they would reach. But men made impossible possible and built bridges in the most unimaginable places. Some of them being so dangerous that the mere thought of walking these scariest bridges around the world would send chills down your spine.
The moment you take the first step on these petrifying structures you experience vertigo – a tingling sensation caused because of the fear of heights. Located at an altitude as high as 12000 plus feet, these bridges have made even the radical atheists remember their god!
Top 20 Scariest Bridges Around The World
These bridges are designed to set your nerves pulsating and leave you thrilled at the same time! Go on to explore the top 20 scariest bridges around the world and take a defiant walk.
1. Titlis Cliff Walk, Switzerland
Where: Engelberg, Swiss Alps
Height: 10,000 feet (approximately)
Length: 300 feet
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2. Peak Walk, Switzerland
Where: Canton of Vaud, Swiss Alps
Height: 9800 feet
Length: 351 feet
3. Langkawi Sky Bridge, Malaysia
Where: Peak of Gunung Mat Chinchang mountain, Pulau Langkawi
Height: 2165 feet
Length: 410 feet
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4. Hanging Bridge of Ghasa, Nepal
Where: Viaduc de Millau
Height: 1125 feet
Length: 8070 feet
5. Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge, China
Where: Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, China
Height: 984 feet
Length: 1410 feet
6. Royal Gorge Bridge, Colorado
Where: Royal Gorge, Colorado, over the Arkansas River
Height: 969 feet
Length: 1,260 feet
** Completed in 1929, the bridge didn’t have stabilizing wind cables until 1982
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7. Sochi Skybridge, Russia
Where: Sochi, Krasnodar Krai
Height: 679 feet
Length: 1440 feet
** The bridge boasts of a 650 feet bungee jump. Care to try?
8. Suspension Glass Bridge, China
Where: Shiniuzhui National Geological Park
Height: 590 feet
Length: 984 feet
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9. Kokonoe Yume Bridge, Japan
Where: Oita, Japan
Height: 568 feet
Length: 1280 feet
10. The Kusma Gyadi Suspension Bridge, Nepal
Where: Kusma Parbat
Height: 443 feet
Length: 1129 feet
11. Suspension Bridge Highline 179, Austria
Where: Austrian Alps – it connects Castle Ehrenberg with fortress Claudia in Reutte
Height: 376 feet
Length: 1329 feet
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12. Puente de Ojuela, México
Where: Ghost town of Ojuela (an old mining settlement in the northern state of Durango)
Height: 360 feet
Length: 1,043 feet
13. Trift Bridge, Switzerland
Where: Trift Glacier, near the town of Gadmen, Swiss Alps
Height: 328 feet
Length: 558 feet
14. The Tibetan Bridge in Claviere, Italy
Where: Between the towns of Claviere and Cesana Torinese, Piedmont
Height: 328 feet
Length: 1542 feet
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15. The Oribi Gorge Swing Bridge, South Africa
Where: Oribi Gorge
Height: 279 feet
Length: 262 feet
16. Capilano Bridge, Vancouver
Where: Capilano Road, North Vancouver
Height: 229 feet
Length: 460 feet
17. Daedunsan Suspension Bridge, South Korea
Where: Daedunsan Provincial Park
Height: 164 feet
18. Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Northern Ireland
Where: Near Ballintoy in County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Height: 100 feet (approximately)
Length: 65 feet
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19. Canopy Walk, Ghana
Where: Kakum National Park
Height: 100 feet
Length: 1,000 feet
20. The Hussaini Hanging Bridge, Pakistan
Where: Northern Pakistan’s Hunza region
Length: 635 feet
Don’t tell me I didn’t scare the shit out of you!
Further Read: In Pictures: 15 Most Dangerous Walkways Of The World
So, explore some of these scariest bridges around the world and plan for your next adventure trip to one of these walkways. What are you waiting for? pack your bags and plan for a stunning yet thrilling adventure trip!
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Frequently Asked Questions About Scariest Bridges Around The World
What is the world's scariest bridge?
Royal Gorge Bridge of the USA with a height of 955 ft is known as the highest suspension bridge. Built-in 1929 this bridge remained as the scariest stroll for the next 50 years and it became safe only after the installation of wires in it.
Which bridges are most dangerous?
There are the 20 Most Dangerous walkways in the World. Some of these include:
1. Mackinac Bridge in Michigan.
2. Monkey Bridges in Vietnam.
3. Royal Gorge Bridge in Colorado.
4. Hanging Bridge of Ghasa in Nepal
5. Sidu River Bridge in China.
Why is the Bay Bridge believed to be so dangerous?
After its establishment in the year of 1952, it has become a spine-chilling experience to ride on this walkway for a few motorists. The length of this walkway is 22,790-foot and it is a 200 ft high road one which the drive is such a scariest experience for motorists. Furthermore, the drive on this walkway is truly a nerve storming experience during cyclones.
Where is the worlds steepest bridge?
Eshima Ohashi Bridge is considered the world’s steepest bridge located in Japan which connects Matsue, Sakaiminato, Shimane Prefecture and Tottori Prefecture over the Nakaumi Lake.
Why is Chesapeake Bay Bridge is so scary?
There are a lot of beliefs related to this bridge. Some people say that the height of this bridge is so scary, some say that it is so terrifying because there are no shoulders in this walkway and there is nowhere to go if you want to stop. People who drive through this walkway do not like the low railings because this offers a view of the water running below.