If you suffer from Gephyrophobia (fear of bridges), or Acrophobia (fear of heights), then this list is probably not for you. The bridges on this list are so scary that people even pay real money to cross these bridges. Do you think you can read it to the end? Then hold on to your hats and get ready to find out 10 of the scariest bridges in the world.
The Sidu River Bridge – China.
With a height of more than 450 meters, the bridge over Sidu is currently the tallest bridge in the world. The length of this suspension bridge is over 1200 meters. It is part of the new G50 Highway in China, connecting Shanghai and Chongqing.
The Vitim River Bridge – Russia.
This old railway bridge does not look wide enough even for people, not to mention cars, although the locals are forced to ride through it daily to cross the Vitim River. During severe winters, crossing a bridge becomes even more difficult, as the wood is covered with ice and it becomes slippery. One wrong move can lead to a fall into the water since this bridge does not have a railing on the sides.
Aiguille du Midi Bridge – France.
In order to get to this bridge, you first have to climb the mountains on one of the longest cable cars in the world – about 2800 meters up. However, if you find the courage to walk on this footbridge, you will be amazed at the breathtaking views of the French Alps.
Suspension footbridge – Ghana.
Only thin sheets of wood about 30 cm wide and stretched ropes on the sides separate anyone who dares to cross this bridge from Ghana National Park. If you have nerves of steel and you dare to walk along this unreliable bridge, you will have fantastic views of the jungle. And maybe you can see the wild animals that inhabit these forests in their natural habitat.
Capilano Suspension Bridge – Canada.
This is one of the longest suspension bridges in the world, and you will definitely feel it when you pass along it at an altitude of about 60 meters above the Capilano River. If this does not scare you, you should listen to countless stories about those who fell from this bridge.
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge – Northern Ireland.
The easiest and at the same time scary way to get from Northern Ireland to Carrick-a-Rede Island is to cross this rope bridge, which is thrown between the shores at an altitude of about 30 meters above the sharp cliffs. Walking along this bridge, which is about 20 meters long, is such an extreme experience.
Storseisundet Bridge – Norway.
This Norwegian bridge is more like a roller coaster than a regular straight bridge and when passing through it, it will seem to you that you are now immersed in water. In fact, you have nothing to fear when crossing this bridge – a sense of danger is just an optical illusion.
Langkawi sky bridge- Malaysia.
In order to get to this bridge, you first need to use the funicular, which is located near the Gunung Mat Sinkang Mountain in Malaysia. This bridge is thrown at an altitude of about 600 meters above sea level, which justifies the name sky bridge. In addition, it is located so high in the mountains that the builders were forced to raise the fully assembled bridge to the top by helicopter. At the moment, the bridge is closed until the “special order” and it can only be seen from afar.
Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel – USA.
This bridge, about 8 km long, is so scary for local residents that some drivers prefer not to cross it in stormy weather themselves, but pay someone (the usual rate is $ 25) in order to drive the car to the other side.
Trift Bridge in the Alps – Switzerland.
Trift – the longest suspension bridge in the Alps (length 170 meters), held at an altitude of about 100 meters above Lake Trift, canton of Bern, Switzerland. It was built in 2004 by an energy company to carry out electrical and hydraulic installation work in the vicinity of the Trift glacier. In the summer of 2009, the bridge was modernized, after six weeks of repair work, on June 12, 2009, the bridge was opened for free visits.