The World’s Most Terrifying Bridges from The World’s Most Terrifying Bridges
The World’s Most Terrifying Bridges
These terrifying bridges are from some of the most famous and remote places in the world – Colorado, Thailand and China, just to name a few.
The good news is that, if you’re not a fan of frightening suspension bridges, Monkey Bridges and double span truss bridges, there is usually a different route you can take.
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Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Northern Ireland
Royal Gorge Bridge, Colorado
Pai Memorial Bridge, Thailand
This bridge is one of the main tourist attractions in Pai, Thailand. It was originally built by Japanese soldiers during WWII. A review on Trip Advisor says: “Quite close to town definitely worth the trip and definitely bring your camera. But be really careful because there is a lot of cliffs and absolutely no safety barriers. Not for people afraid of highlights. But beautiful scenery.”
Borovsko Bridge, Czech Republic
Deception Pass Bridge, Washington
The drive over this bridge is foggy and straight, but overall not too bad. However, walking over the narrow pedestrian lane at the end of the bridge is said to be a terrifying experience. The wind is blowing and the water is swarming directly below you – whatever you do, don’t look down!
Sidu River Bridge, China
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Capilano Suspension Bridge, Canada
The insane Capilano Suspension Bridge is surrounded by evergreen forests. It’s a 137-metre-long suspension bridge that sits 70 meters above the Camilano River. According to THE GLOBE AND MAIL, in 2012 a “30-year-old hiker climbed over a safety railing and fell to his death,” and in 2010 a “17-year-old visitor from California died after falling from a viewing deck at one end of the suspension bridge.”
Bull Bridge, Ireland
Bull Bridge links Dublin and the North Bull Island. It is a narrow, wooden bridge. Make sure you’re driving a small car because this bridge has a vehicle load restriction of 2 tons.
Trift Suspension Bridge, Switzerland
This bridge is the longest pedestrian-only suspension bridge in the Alps. It’s extremely long, spanning at approximately 560 feet and a height of approximately 330 feet. The structure is shaky and not very sturdy. To reach the bridge you need to hop in a cable car, then get a ticket for the gondola and take a difficult hike.
Mackinac Bridge, Michigan
This is said to be the fifth longest suspension bridge in the world and the longest suspension bridge in the western hemisphere. The length of the bridge is approximately 26,372 feet. “The width of the road is 54 feet, the outside lanes are 12 feet wide and the inside lanes are 11 feet wide,” according to mackinabridge.org. The scary part is that the stiffening truss width in the suspended span is wider than the roadway it supports.
Monkey Bridges, Vietnam
Deosai Bridge, Pakistan
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This terrifying hanging bridge leads to Deosai National Park. It is suspended from cable and rope. It is approximately 13,497 feet above sea level.
Costilla Crossing Bridge, USA
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This double span truss bridge sits overtop of Rio Grande. It is located in southern Colorado and is in great condition; however, it is only open to one lane traffic. It’s approximately 313 feet long.
Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, Louisiana
This bridge is composed of two parallel bridges that cross Lake Pontchartrain. It is one of the longest bridges over water in the world at approximately 24 miles long. It connects New Orleans to Mandeville, Louisiana. The scary factor: Motorists who cross the middle of the bridge can’t see land. At some points, you will literally feel like you’re driving your car over an open sea.
Haast River Bridge, New Zealand
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Located over the Haast River is this terrifying one lane bridge. The road over the bridge is State Highway 6. New Zealand’s roads are already crooked and winding, some with no guard rails. One can only imagine riding over this bridge is a scary experience.