Gear up, faithful Archives, as we prepare to trek around the world to walk across scariest bridges? These aren’t your average overpasses or toll bridges, though.
We’re looking at ten of what we’d call the scariest bridges in the world. Think you have what it takes to conquer your fear of heights?
If you’re nervous of heights, don’t have a sense of experience, and you don’t scoff in the face of risk then you may not want to check out these scariest bridges. From sky-high suspension bridges to dilapidated rope bridges, these crossings aren’t for the meek. Engineers and designers contributed their working lives safeguard that scariest bridges are protect. Your brain doesn’t always acknowledge this, however, and sometimes for very good sense.
Scroll down, take a look at the world’s most scariest bridges in the world with images :
10. Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge – Most Scariest Bridge In Northern Ireland
Nothing says “I feel safe” like a 66 foot or 20 meter stroll across a rope bridge 98 feet or 30 meters above jagged rocks below. The Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge is one of Northern Ireland’s famed tourist attractions with tourists trekking across. The unstable stretch of rope and wood just for the sake of being able to say they did so.
The bridge links Ballintoy with the small island of Carrickarede and, though sturdy. It does give its passengers quite the fright as it sways over sure death below. The rope bridge wasn’t always so put together. In the 1970s, it was little more than one handrail and spacious slats of wood.
5. Ai-Petri Wooden Bridges, Most Horrifying Bridge In Crimea
On the southeastern coast of Crimea, Russia, you’ll find the Ai-Petri region of mountains, a towering spectacle of nature that culminates in tall. You get rocky peaks and many deadly drops. Connected several of these peaks to one another is a series of footbridges that the normal traveler would likely dub “Nope Bridges.” The configurations of spacious planks of wood and thin wiring stretch over valleys as much as 4,376 feet or 1,334 meters below the bridge. Swaying in the wind, high above the clouds, these small bridges offer little comfort. It should definitely be avoided by anyone with even the most uneven of balances.
4. Old Hanging Bridge – The Most Dangerous Bridge In Afghanistan
When you cross over dangerous, rushing waters. You really want to make sure you’re doing so on a bridge that an engineer would describe as sturdy and well-constructed not a bundle of sticks, wood, and wires. The walk across this old bridge, its exact location a bit of a mystery to the World Wide Web. May not be long, but it looks to be a nightmare. It’s not a huge drop down to the river below, but one could guess. It would be a massively unpleasant one. If you’re a little rusty on keeping balance, you have two thin strips of wire on either side to keep you from falling off. It’s totally safe. Honest!
3. Hussaini Hanging Bridge – The Most Dangerous Bridge in Pakistan
It’s probably none-too-comforting that the original Hussaini Hanging Bridge washed away in a monsoon. But if you’re braving this Pakistani feat of endurance, that probably wouldn’t phase you anyway. Though the bridge gives great views of the Himalaya and Karakoram mountains. It’s also built with sparsity in mind. The base of the bridge is a scattered selection of native materials, so being mindful of your footing is imperative. The thick roping meant to keep your balance will do you no good should you fall through one of the many gaps. Which is really not recommended. Though dangerous looking, the hanging bridge is a great example of risks worth taking to experience something really breathtaking.
2. Tibetan Bridge – The Most Dangerous Bridge In Italy
The mess of cabling and wires that run from the mountainous facade to this snaking bridge in Claviere. Italy should make you feel safe, but it’s almost too chaotic to be comforting. The up and down looping of this bridge can feel treacherous. Especially if you happen to glance below you, between the gaps in the steel steps, to the gorge more than 100 feet or 30 meters below you. Like the Hussaini Hanging Bridge and many others on this list. Though getting from point A to point B without falling to your death provides quite the feeling of accomplishment.