30 Most Dangerous Bridges In The World
Bridges are made to connect people and make transportation easier. Moreover, people love them because they are so easy to use: you cross them, you are safe, and all is well. Unless the bridge is unsafe or is specially designed to make your heart stop.
This is what makes these bridges unique: they are originally designed to help people, but their locations are so scary than people choose to walk longer than to cross them. Also, some are old and extremely unsafe. So, what follows is a list of the most terrible, off-putting, and the most extreme bridges ever built.
30. Hanging Bridge of Ghasa, Nepal
Would you be willing to cross a hanging bridge while it’s windy? Well, if you are living in a mountain area and that’s the only way to reach home, you would have to.
Hanging Bridge of Ghasa, in Nepal, is an everyday destination for hundreds of people. And they seem fine with crossing this scary bridge site on highest peaks of Himalayas. After all, habitants and the experts claim it’s safe.
29. Trift Bridge, Switzerland
Trift Bridge is the finest from Swiss design. If you don’t mind that there is no safety meshing, of course.
Located on a few glaciers of the Swiss Alps, this bridge leads you to the town of Gadmen. Originally, the bridge had no stabilizing cables. Lucky, some were put in 2019.
28. Ai Petri Bridge, Ukraine
Next to great food, and amazing land space, Ukraine has to offer much for adrenaline junkies. Even if you are not addicted to adrenaline, this bridge will pump your blood like crazy.
This bridge connects one mountain with another, with a loftily elevated bridge. Ai Petri Bridge is located on 4,200 feet.
27. The Royal Gorge Bridge, Colorado
Suspension bridges are made by using huge cables to connect two distant parts of the coast. Just the thought of crossing these bridges gives goosebumps. So, if you want fast blood pumping, just go across the Royal Gorge.
This bridge comes with a breathtaking view, at least. However, you better keep your eyes on the road, since you are crossing 955 feet of pure terror.
26. Monkey Bridges, Vietnam
Some bridges are made without heavy technology. Therefore, they look kind of a DIY project. Monkey Bridges in Vietnam are a perfect example. These bridges are located all over Vietnam.
These bridges are even made from just one stick of bamboo. Of course, if you lose your balance, you will end in the water.
25. Sidu River Bridge, China
The most disturbing element about bridges is the height. But, have you ever wondered where you can across the world’s highest bridge?
Sidu River Bridge in China holds the title for the highest bridge in the world. After all, this bridge stands at mind-blowing 1,600 feet.
24. Canopy Walk, Ghana
Some bridges are safer than they look, actually. The Canopy Walk in Ghana is one of those bridges.
This bridge was design to protect you with its safety meshing, aluminum wires, and thick boards to walk across. The bridge stands 40 feet in the air, so you should still cross easily.
23. Eshima Ohashi Bridge, Japan
People go to Japan to experience their rich culture and amazing cuisine. Then they get to see the Eshima Ohashi Bridge and they lose their breath. The Eshima Ohashi Bridge was completed in 2004 and it has been terrifying people ever since.
Although the bridge was built using the latest tech and safety features, it still scares people.
22. Root Bridges, India
Some bridges are not made by human hand. No, some bridges are just natural, such as root bridges n India.
These natural bridges are delicate, and if you have to cross them buckle up because you not safe. Sometimes it is better to just turn around.
21. Suspension Glass Bridge, China
The glass bridge is a thing in the 21st century. Everyone wants to emerge with nature as much as possbile. Also, these bridges are constructed to evoke fear.
The Glass Bridge in China is located in one of the most beautiful parks in the world and it scares every visitor. This bridge was so popular that it had to be closed temporarily.
20. Mount Titlis, Switzerland
Just thinking about standing on the bridge that is set on the 9,842 feet is enough to evoke fear in everyone. This bridge is Switzerland is spooky enough to scare even most reckless dare-devil.
This bridge is the highest suspension bridge in Europe. It is opened in 2012 and scares many ever since. It can scare you as well.
19. Storseisundet Bridge, Norway
Norway is globally known for its amazing nature and breath-taking spots. One of these spots is Storseisundet Bridge. When you reach the highest peak of the bridge you will think that there is no road.
So, if you are seeking a thrill on the road, this is the bridge to visit. The next bridge is really dangerous.
18. The Bridge of Immortals, Huang Shang China
Well, one look on this bridge and it’s clear why it’s called The Bridge of Immortals. Once you cross it, you are nothing but a legend.
To reach the highest point of the Yellow Mountain, you must cross these stairs and views of the most abrupt freefall you could imagine.
17. Montenegro Rainforest, Costa Rica
Montenegro Rainforest is so spectacular that just being there is a lifetime goal. However, if you add some hanging bridges or any crossing structure, you get a kind of horror feeling.
This hanging bridge enables you to be in the heart of the rainforest. However, if you are scared of heights and dark spaces, maybe you should skip this one. Luckily, the next bridge is all in the open.
16. Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Northern Ireland
Ireland has so much to offer than great Game of Thornes scenery. Some parts of the country will excite you in seconds.
This bridge is one of those mind-blowing moments. It stands around 100 feet off the ground, so if you plan to cross, cross safely.
15. Millau Viaduct, France
France may be the home of the amazing Eiffel Tower and the famous Louvre, but its home to one of the most amazing bridges in the world, Millau Viaduct.
The Millau Viaduct stands 1,125 feet above the ground and you can cross it only by car. No walking allowed.
14. Hussaini Hanging Bridge, Pakistan
Hussaini Hanging Bridge is what inspired people to visit Pakistan, next to an amazing mountain, food, and culture. Only a few people knew that Pakistan is home to some of the world’s most scary bridges.
Crossing from one end of Borit Lake to another is pretty intimidating. However, many claim that the bridge is safe and it will be for many years to come.
13. Iya Kazurabashi Bridge, Japan
For some reason, DIY bridges are extremely popular in Asia. Experts usually advise people to skip these bridges, but many remain deaf to this and decide to play with their destiny.
Iya Kazurabashi Bridge comes with a foot space. If you think it’s not a big deal, take another look at the photo.
12. Taman Negara Canopy Walkway, Malaysia
Would you seriously put a foot on this bridge? Is yes, think again. This bridge is long, thin, and scary.
While crossing you need to use your hands all the time. Below this thin bridge, are miles of dense, lush forest. If you fall, you believe that you could be found?
11. Keshwa Chaca Bridge, Peru
Just when you think that you saw it all, Peru steps in. The Keshwa Chaca Bridge in Peru is one of those bridges saying – you either make it or not.
This bridge is 100% percent made from thick strands of woven grass. The bridge is renovated by hand, each year, by locals specialed in grass handling. Renovation takes only 3 days.
10. Capilano Suspension Bridge, Canada
The Capilano Suspension Bridge is one of the safest bridges on this list and in reality. This bridge is so safe that it easily handles around 800,000 visitors a year. Below the bridge is only forest and rapid waters.
The bridge was built by a Scottish engineer, George Grab Mackay, in 1889. It was reconstructed in the 1950s. Canadians add safety measures, making the bridge one of the most crossable bridges int the world.
9. Puente de Ojuela, Mexico
Some places in Mexico are paradise in heaven, while others are difficult to approach. The Puente de Qjuela bridge fits in the second group. Even more, this bridge really scares people.
Initially, the bridge was used by a local mining town. However, since 1898 the mining town is abandoned and the area serves as a tourist destination.
8. Quepos Bridge, Costa Rica
The Quepos Bridge is also known as the Oh-My-God bridge. The construction of this bridge is what makes you think twice before crossing it.
This bridge was constructed in the 1930s to move a train from the port more inland. In the meantime, the bridge collapsed. Luckily.
7. The Sunshine Skyway Bridge, Florida
The Sunshine State has much more to share with the world, than just nice weather and great beaches. Florida has one of the most unusual bridges in the whole world.
The Sunshine Skyway Bridge stretches an astonishing 21,877 feet. Interestignly, the initial bridge version wasn’t safe. Luckily the current one is.
6. U Bein Bridge, Myanmar
The U Bein Bridge in Myanmar has no netting or safety mesh. Also, the bridge is disheveled, dirty, and scary.
This bridge is made of teakwood, a type of hardwood derived from the tropical teakwood tree. Besides, it stretches 3/4 miles. This bridge was constructed in 1850.
5. Kawarau Bridge, New Zealand
New Zealand is globally known as the place to go if you want to experience adrenaline in beautiful nature. After all, who wouldn’t love to jump for the bridge inside the spectacular nature.
New Zealand has it all when it comes to adventure. And Kawarau Bridge just adds to the danger, with its notorious bungee jumps and extreme sports in general. Don’t slip from your mind that bungee can lead to paralyzing and even death. However, the bridge itself is safe.
4. Deosai Bridge, Pakistan
As mentioned earlier, Pakistan is home to some of the most unusual bridges in the world. The bridge in Deosai Bridge has two lines, one for cars, and the other one for pedestrians. Simply said, this bridge is dangerous for both parties.
The bridge is 100% made from wire and rickety planks. Moreover, the bridge is located 13,000 feet above sea level.
3. Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, Louisiana
Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in Louisiana stretches a total of 24 miles. Moreover, it crosses from Mandeville to Metairie.
And yes, in the middle of the bridge you will lose sight of land. Some people don’t react well to this fact and tend to drive off the bridge. Just be prepared.
2. Captain William Moore Bridge, Alaska
The Captain William Moore Bridge was born from interesting engineering. Modern bridges are designed to survive earthquakes. This bridge not so much.
This bridge cross from one end of a fault to another. Basically, the bridge is surrounded by rock. So, if you want to cross and feel the ground rumbling, just don’t do it.
1. Nu River, China
This is the craziest bridge in the world. Actually, this bridge is basically a zip line. So, bridge crossing is zip across here, actually.
Moreover, this zip line has been used for decades and it’s free for those who live there. However, for tourists its $8.