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Bridges carry the footprints of history and man. Some are as strong as rocks, while some are as dangerous as snakes. Take a look at some of the world's most beautiful but dangerous bridges, and do rethink if you want to visit them!
The Storseisundet Bridge connects Averøya Island to the Norwegian mainland, at almost sea level. Why is it dangerous? The hurricanes. Even its initial construction was delayed by 12 hurricanes.
1,125 feet above the Tarn River valley stands the Millau Viaduct bridge. The towering bridge is an absolute spectacle, but every ride is probably a struggle for those with acrophobia.
At the Royal Gorge, you can see nothing man-made but the bridge. 1,000 feet above the Arkansas River, it is the highest and most famous suspension bridge in America. There you can see one of the most spectacular views in the world.
With it's 6 foot bridges as a characteristic feature, the Monteverde Rainforest is heaven for climbers. However, do be on the lookout for jaguars and snakes lurking near the bridge.
The Tianmen Skywalk in China is real. The glass walkway is built on the 4,700 foot high sheer cliff faces, and the transparent bridge is just 3 feet wide. It is definitely a stimulating place for adrenaline junkies seeking extraordinary scenery.
"Kazurabashi" means "mountain vine" in English, and therefore, it seems natural that a bridge that lays across the Iya Valley is made with mountain vines. However, vines are not safe enough for people to walk on constantly. The government will add a new steel cable to the vine every 3 years.
The Langkawi Sky Bridge in Malaysia is not a mere bridge or walkway; it's a pedestrian cable supported bridge. One can take an inclined lift to reach the bridge deck, which is 2,170 feet above sea level, and there they can appreciate the dreamy wonderland.
The bridge looks pretty scary, right? Connecting Matsue and Sakaiminato in Japan, the Eshima Ohashi Bridge seems impressively steep. However, the bridge has a gradient of only 6.1%, and it only appears steep and dangerous at the right distance when shot with a telephoto lens.
The Deception Pass bridge in Washington State connects Whidbey Island to Fidalgo Island. The scariest thing about the bridge is the fog floating over the lake. You can't even see more than a few feet in front of you.
If you want to know what it's like to walk on a snowy mountain, head to the Titlis Cliff Walk in Switzerland, which is the highest suspension bridge in Europe. Standing 10,000 feet above sea level with only a width of just 3 feet, the bridge will give you chills.
Connecting 2 islands in Northern Ireland, the Carrick-a-Rede Rope bridge is suspended 100 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Many dare not to look down, but if you do, you'll see the ancient caves and caverns that await.
At a little less than seven miles, the Seven Mile Bridge connects Knight's Key to Little Duck Key. On the overseas highway, you have the chance to enjoy the seascape of the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. However, you should avoid going there on a stormy day.
The Capilano Suspension Bridge is a private facility that draws 1.2 million visitors a year. Although this bridge with a view has a deadly attraction, it's also abnormally dangerous. There have been several notable deaths.
On the South Island of New Zealand is a bridge that extends across the Kawarau River, the Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge. It was the first spot to offer commercial bungee jumping, and even now, visitors come here to experience the breathtaking activity.
Most bridges are built above water, but not for the Moses bridge. Built during the Eighty Years War of the Netherlands, it was originally a water-based defense. Now it allows visitors to reach Fort De Rovere while walking below the waterline.
The Hanging Bridge of Ghasa was built for donkeys and goats to deliver goods. You may be worried about the livestock's safety, just looking at them crossing the narrow bridge.
Puente de Ojuela, or Mapimí bridge, is already 124 years old. Originally built as a major path to the Ojuela Goldmine, it is not only used for pedestrians, but is also a tourist attraction.
Although the Wolchulsan National Park is the smallest park in South Korea, it has one of the steepest bridges in the country, the Cloud bridge. Although it is perilous, visitors are attracted by its reputation.
The Windsor Bridge in Gibraltar is definitely for people who are in search of an adrenaline rush. On the suspension bridge, one can see the whole town 50 meters below their feet.
Canopy walkways are rare in Africa, and Canopy Walk in Ghana is one of the three. Located in the Kakum National Park, the 1,150 foot long walkway connects 7 treetops, providing a perfect view to observe wildlife.
The U Bein bridge, built in the 1850s with the only teak, stands across the Taungthaman Lake in Myanmar. Without any hardwearing building material to stand the test of time, the bridge is now breaking down. Also, due to the local crime rate, a police force is stationed to guard the bridge.
The bridge of Immortals, also known as the "Fairyland Bridge," was built in 1987. Located in Huangshan, China, the stone bridge connects the passage between the two mountains.