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  • The scariest bridges in the world

    photo by Supermac1961

    When you are afraid of heights, crossing any bridge can be uncomfortable, no matter how sturdy and safe they are. So when it comes to bridges that are outrageously scary looking, what can you do? Well, either test your courage and will, or just admire them from afar, with your feet planted on solid ground.

    And if you are an adrenaline junkie, then you will just love crossing some of these precarious or very, very tall bridges. Here’s a list of the scariest bridges in the world.

    Hussaini, Borit Lake, Pakistan

    It’s enough to take one look at this bridge without slightly questioning the sanity of those who cross it, and surely enough, many people cross it regularly.

    This scary excuse for a bridge is missing so many planks that it’s impossible to take a normal step on it, and the remaining planks are strung together with wires that have seen better days. Hussaini is very old, very narrow, and very long, and unfortunately, it’s also the only way for the locals who want to get from their villages to any major Pakistani city.

    Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge, Nortern Ireland, UK

    photo by Alan Bruce

    Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge is about 20 meters long and 30 meters high – not that bad for a bridge. But considering that it swings insanely from side to side every time you take a step, Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge is no piece of cake to cross.

    The bridge is the only link between the mainland and the tiny Carrick island. The bridge is an official tourist attraction and you have to pay a fee to cross it, but you might very well just look at it and skip the terror of crossing it.

    Taman Negara National Park Bridge, Malaysia

    photo by Chee.Hong

    Taman Negara National Park Bridge is more of a canopy walkway than a bridge, but that doesn’t make it any less comfortable to cross if you don’t like hanging structures that swing in the air.

    The bridge was build using planks, rope and some netting, not exactly the dream stuff for bridges, and it is also perched at an altitude of 50 meters. On the plus side, you get to see an amazing view of the jungle – if you can keep walking straight, that is.

    Musou Tsuribashi Bridge, Japan

    Musou Tsuribashi would not be that bad if it only had some railings. And if it wasn’t 50 years old, made out of bamboo, really high and in the middle of nowhere. The locals don’t use the bridge, so it hasn’t been properly maintained – which makes it doubly scary to cross.

    Trift Glacier Bridge, Switzerland

    photo by Andrew Bossi

    Built in 2004, this bridge is scary looking but pretty safe. The Trift Glacier is one of the most beautiful places on the planet, so it’s worth conquering your fear of height and cross the bridge.

    It’s the longest and highest pedestrian bridge in the Alps, but unless you are truly terrified of heights, this bridge is quite ok.

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