WORLD’S SCARIEST BRIDGES
From glass to wood, these bridges are built to both transport and terrify you. Here’s a look at some breathtaking pedestrian walkways and suspension bridges around the world.
GLASS-BOTTOMED BRIDGE, TIANMENSHAN NATIONAL FOREST PARK, CHINA
The world’s longest and highest glass-bottomed bridge built above a canyon is 1,230 feet in length and 984 feet high. To prevent vibration on the bridge, giant glass balls are inserted into the floor.
TITLIS CLIFF WALK, ENGELBERG, SWITZERLAND
This nerve-racking pedestrian walkway is built 10,000 feet above sea level in the Swiss Alps, making it the highest suspension bridge in Europe. It is 320 feet long and only 3 feet wide.
GLASS SUSPENSION BRIDGE, ZHENGZHOU, CHINA
Known as The Brave Men’s bridge, it’s located at the Fuxishan Tourism Resort in Henan Province, is 1,410 feet long, 20 feet wide and 984 feet above the canyon floor.
CARRICK-A-REDE BRIDGE, NORTHERN IRELAND
This popular rope bridge near Ballintoy in County Antrim is 66 feet in length and is 98 feet above the ground.
CAPILANO SUSPENSION BRIDGE, VANCOUVER, CANADA
First built in 1889 and then rebuilt again in 1956, crossing the Capilano River, it is 460 feet long and 230 feet above the river.
ROYAL GORGE BRIDGE, NEAR CANON CITY, COLORADO
This bridge dates from 1929 and is located within the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, an amusement park. It is 1,260 feet long and 955 feet above the Arkansas River. There are 1,292 wooden planks covering the steel base structure. It is the highest bridge in the United States.
HUSSAINI HANGING BRIDGE, PAKISTAN
This suspension bridge is located in the village of Hussaini, across the River Hunza. The wooden planks on the bridge are placed quite a distance from each other, creating nerve-racking gaps. According to reports, the bridge was submerged in floodwaters in May 2010, but it is likely to be rebuilt to cater to thrill-seeking tourists.