10 of the World’s Scariest Bridges

For many, bridges symbolize human ingenuity, connecting previously isolated regions and easing transportation. However, some bridges are not for the faint of heart. Towering above abysses, swaying with the wind, or just having a history of danger, these ten bridges are sure to raise your heartbeat.

1. Royal Gorge Bridge, Colorado

Royal Gorge Bridge colorado

This is the highest suspension bridge in the U.S. Built in 1929, it didn’t have stabilizing wind cables for more than half a century! It’s become a popular tourist spot and even features a cable car crossing for daredevils.

2. Hussaini Hanging Bridge, Pakistan

Hussaini Hanging Bridge pakistan

This bridge is often called the most dangerous in the world. A journey across it isn’t just perilous due to the potential fall into the Hunza River below, but also because of the remnants of the previous bridge hanging beside it.

3. Seven Mile Bridge, Florida

Seven Mile Bridge florida

This bridge is the second of its kind. The initial version was decommissioned because it sat directly in the water, obstructing boat passage.

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4. Crossing Titlis Cliff, Switzerland

Crossing Titlis Cliff Switzerland

Situated amidst the Alpine mountains, this bridge boasts the title of the highest suspension bridge in the world. With 300 meters of air beneath you and strong wind gusts, crossing it offers an adrenaline rush.

5. Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge, China

Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge china

It’s both the longest and tallest glass-bottom bridge in the world. Offering a clear view 260 meters down to the ground through its transparent bottom, it’s a heart-stopping experience.

6. Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Northern Ireland

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge ireland

This rope bridge connects the Irish mainland to the small island of Carrick-a-Rede. Suspended 98 feet above the rocks, it’s enough to make your knees weak.

7. Aiguille du Midi Bridge, France

Aiguille du Midi Bridge France

Nestled in the French Alps, this bridge can only be accessed via the world’s longest vertical cable car. Once there, visitors are treated to stunning mountain views and an unforgettable bridge crossing.

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8. Capilano Suspension Bridge, Canada

Capilano Suspension Bridge canada

Attracting over 2,000 visitors daily, this North Vancouver bridge spans 460 feet and is 229 feet above the rainforest. There have been reported accidents on the bridge, making it even more terrifying for those with acrophobia.

9. Trift Bridge, Switzerland

Trift Bridge switzerland

Considered one of the world’s most dangerous, this bridge offers a breathtaking view of a nearby lake. Despite its reconstruction, it remains Europe’s most treacherous and highest suspension bridge.

Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or just curious, these bridges provide not just a way from point A to B but an experience that’s sure to remain etched in your memory. Would you dare to cross them?

Written by Editorial Team

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