Here is a list of the most dangerous bridges in the world. Some of them were designed by world class engineers, while others were constructed by locals who used materials they found in the nature
These dangerous bridges that you’re about to see are so freaky that you will hope you never have to cross them, or for the daredevils amongst us, you’ll be planning your next stunt.
Royal Gorge Bridge, Colorado
Not only is this bridge the highest suspension bridge in the U.S, it also has some historical significance. It was constructed in 1929, however, only after fifty years were stabilizing wind cables added. The bridge crosses 955 feet above the Arkansas River. It held the title as the World’s tallest bridge until 2001, when China surpassed it with the Liuguanghe Bridge.
Today, it is a tourist attraction located near Canon City, Colorado. The bridge is located within Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, a 360-acre amusement park. Brave visitors can choose even to ride a cable car which will immerse them in a 360 degree view of Colorado’s most stunning scenery.
Monkey bridges, Vietnam
This is definitely not your modern day bridge. This bridge crosses over the Mekong Delta. Like other monkey bridges scattered throughout Vietnam, It was handmade from a single piece of bamboo log. While it looks like something only an animal would walk across, locals actually use them all the time. It is a unique Vietnamese traditional symbol which gets its name because of the silly way in which people move their bodies while crossing.
These bridges, can be difficult and dangerous for people who are not accustomed to them. However, for locals who use the bridges all the time, they have been known to carry on 20–50 kg while crossing the bridge. Must we say, do not try this at home.
Hussaini Hanging Bridge, Pakistan
Claimed to be the most dangerous bridge in the world, this bridge is one of the many hazardous rope bridges in Northern Pakistan. The bridge crosses over the Borit Lake in the Upper Hunza
It is terrifying for a number of reasons. First of all, a fall through this rickety gap filled swinging bridge would have you flying into the Hunza River down below. Secondly, the bridge is poorly maintained and strong winds vigorously shake it as you walk across. Finally, when you are crossing the bridge, you see the ragged remains of the previous bridge still hanging in tatters next to the newer bridge. The bridge has become somewhat of a tourist attraction, with hikers testing their courage as they carefully shuffle their way across.