20 Most Dangerous Bridges in the World
There are many interesting bridges in the world. Some are dangerous, while others only appear to be so.
Here are 20 of the most dangerous (and dangerous-looking) bridges in the world.
The Royal Gorge Bridge
The Royal Gorge Bridge in Colorado is the highest suspension bridge in the United States. That’s not the impressive part though.
What makes this bridge so interesting is that it didn’t have any wind cables when it was built in 1929. Those were added decades later, and today, the bridge is quite a tourist attraction.
The Monkey Bridges
The Monkey Bridges in Vietnam are a series of bridges that offer access across the Mekong Delta.
What makes these bridges so popular is that they are made from single pieces of bamboo. And how do you cross these types of bridge? Look at a monkey and do what they do.
The Hussaini Hanging Bridge
Located in Pakistan, the Hussaini Hanging Bridge is easily among the most dangerous bridges in the world.
The swinging bridge stretches across the Hunza river and is covered with all sorts of cracks. And to make matters worse, the tattered remnants of the old bridge hangs nearby.
The Seven Mile Bridge
The Seven Mile Bridge located in Florida is actually the second iteration of the original Seven Mile Bridge decommissioned years ago because it prevented boats to pass through.
Although it may appear safe, this particular bridge can be quite scary during one of Florida’s Hurricane seasons.
The Deception Pass Bridge
Deception Pass Bridge is a Washington State bridge that connects two local islands. Prior to the construction of the bridge, these islands were only accessible via ferry. Although the bridge itself looks safe, it is 180 feet high and quite intimidating.
The Pontchartrain Causeway
The Pontchartrain Causeway located in Pontchartrain, Louisiana is the longest bridge to cross over water in the world, even if it only stands 16 feet high.
What makes this bridge so scary, however, is that it’s actually possible to lose sight of land somewhere along the way, which makes some people feel as though they are traveling across a never-ending bridge.
The Canopy Walk
The Canopy Walk, which is located in Ghana, is suspended 40 feet in the air and is around 1000 feet in length.
What makes this particular bridge interesting is that it involves walking through several trees, where visitors will encounter monkeys or even birds along the way.
The Langkawi Sky Bridge
The Langkawi Sky Bridge in Malaysia hovers over 400 feet from the ground. What makes this bridge so scary is that it was once closed due to rumors that it had the potential to collapse.
Although the bridge has been ascertained to be structurally safe, its bad reputation has not gone away.
The Mount Titlis Bridge
The bridge over Mount Titlis in Switzerland stretches above the Swiss Alps. It is approximately 3000 meters from the ground and is quite narrow.
Despite the extreme height, though, the bridge is considered as one of the safest in the world.
The Vitim River Bridge
This particular bridge is located in Russia. Aside from its wooden components and old age, the bridge also lacks any guard rails.
To make matters worse, it also lacks a few wooden planks, and is quite dangerous during winter.
Puente de Ojuela
This Mexican bridge was originally established to serve the mining town beneath it. Today, only pedestrians are allowed to use the bridge, as vehicles may not be able to make it all the way across. It is also considered one of the most dangerous bridges in the world.
The Quepos Bridge in Costa Rica is an old wooden plank bridge with many gaps. How do we know that this is a dangerous bridge? It has the nickname, “Bridge of Death.”
Sunshine Skyway Bridge
This relatively recent bridge in Florida was constructed in the 1980’s to replace an existing bridge that had been destroyed by a tanker collision.
Although the bridge itself is quite safe and secure, it has developed an infamous reputation over the years. It has become associated with numerous suicides, and there are rumors that it is haunted.
Eshima Ohashi Bridge
The Eshima Ohashi Bridge in Japan has a reputation for being terrifyingly steep. However, looks can be deceiving.
Despite its appearance, it has a gradient of only 6.1% and is only about 144 feet tall, so it’s not quite as unstable as it seems.
The Bridge of Immortals
This bridge with the strange name is located in China. This bridge allows people passing by to look down from above the clouds, which helps to explain its name.
The only problem is that getting to the bridge takes time, and the process can be quite scary
The Montenegro Rainforest Bridge
This particular bridge in Costa Rica was constructed amidst one of the most diverse rainforests in the world. It offers a great view of the surrounding areas and more.
The only trouble, thought, is that the bridge may have a few missing planks and other potential hazards.
The U Bein Bridge
The U Bein Bridge in Myanmar looks as though it’s still under construction, but it’s actually complete.
It spans around 1 km in length and has a very hazardous look. But despite its unusual appearance, it’s actually quite safe to use.
The Storseisundet Bridge
The Storseisundet Bridge in Norway was designed to feature angles that appear as though they will drop off.
Unfortunately, describing the dread that this bridge inspires is rather difficult, but according to people who have gone there, the bridge makes you feel like you’re on a roller-coaster just before it
The Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
The Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge in Ireland is suspended 30 meter above rocky waters. What makes this bridge interesting is that most people only use the bridge to reach the island on the other side.
When it’s time for them to come back, they use the local ferry. Even more interesting is the fact that the bridge charges a fee.
The Sidu River Bridge
The Sidu River Bridge in China has the title of highest bridge in the world, and connects Shanghai with Chongqing.
Not only is this bridge sturdy, it also offers a great view. However, it’s not the kind of place you might visit if you’re afraid of heights.