Perhaps it’s hard to imagine that bridges are terrifying, particularly for those who suffer from a phobia of heights and a fear of water. But, thanks to advances in building techniques modern bridges can be less terrifying. But, there are hundreds of terrifying bridges around the globe. Let’s take an in-depth look at the most frightening bridges around the globe.
1. Titlis Cliff Walk, Engelberg, Switzerland
It is the Titlis Cliff Walk is famous because of its height. It’s suspended 1,500 feet over a glacier in the Alps in Switzerland. It is the most elevated suspension bridge in Europe with a height of over 9000 feet above sea level.
2. Langkawi Sky Bridge, Malaysia
The Langkawi Sky Bridge has been closed numerous times to allow maintenance. It is now accessible to the public again. It is possible to wonder “why it’s ever closed?” Well… It is rumored that the bridge is threatening to be sunk!
3. Eshima Ohashi Bridge, Japan
Eshima Ohashi Bridge in Japan could be the last chance for you to experience the roller coaster inside your car. The bridge is sloping at 6.1 percent and has a height of 144 feet. Now, it’s time to buckle up your seat belt and go for the roller coaster in your personal Toyota!
4. The Carrick-a-Rede Bridge, Near Ballintoy, Northern Ireland
It is said that the Carrick-a-Rede bridge is among the most popular tourist attractions in Northern Ireland. The bridge connects Carrckarede island to the mainland of Northern Ireland. The bridge usually is too frightening for tourists, and a lot of people choose to return by boat after crossing the bridge for the first time.
5. Royal Gorge Bridge, Colorado
The Royal Gorge Bridge was once the most elevated suspension bridge in the United States. It was also extremely risky because in 1929, at the time that it was constructed there were any wind stability cables. It is now the most popular tourist attraction. It is possible to enjoy the treacherous bridge by cable car if you choose to.
6. Glass Skywalk, Tianmenshan National Forest Park, China
The glass skywalk in Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie National Park in China is the longest bridge with a glass bottom across the planet. It was built to connect two cliffs within the park and spans 1,410 feet across 984 feet of vertical drop. This is the Zhangjiajie National Park also inspired the world of Pandora in James Cameron’s film “Avatar”.
7. Kuandinsky Bridge, Kuanda, Russia
Kandinsky Bridge is often considered one of the most hazardous and frightening bridges around the globe. There are many reasons. The first is that it is in a poor state as it has been rarely restored since it was constructed more than thirty years ago. Additionally, it is extremely narrow, and there are not any railings. Lastly, this region in Russia has extreme cold, extremely cold, and icy.
8. Monkey bridge, Vietnam
Its name is a statement in the bridge’s name! Visitors may be fooled into thinking that only monkeys could traverse this bridge within Vietnam. In reality, this type of bridge is very common throughout the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. When people walk across the bamboo-constructed bridge, the way they walked makes people look like monkeys.
9. Deception Pass Bridge, Washington
Deception Pass Bridge got its name because it is usually covered in fog. Since you cannot be able to see the bottom, it is difficult to think about the fact that you’re 180 feet above the floor! The best thing to do is to imagine you’re on an elevated pedestrian path with clouds.
10. Puente de Ojuela, Mexico
It is the Mexican bridge Puente de Ojuela that has a name – “Bridge of Death”! The bridge has received such a name due to a reason. The bridge appears not to be completed, since there are large spaces between the two sides that can be a nightmare for vehicles.