The days when small distances between two places were easily dealt with are long gone. We drive, we fly, we travel on water or under it. But some of our achievements are more impressive than others, or even thrilling. Since Halloween was just here, scary is still a word on my lips. So, try this on for size: ever thought of crossing over a thrilling or unsafe bridge? Ever have to? I guess you’d be surprise what you were capable of if you just had to do something. But, no matter if you drive, walk or take the train, some places are just plain old scary. So, I though I’d introduce the 12 of the scariest bridges you will find anywhere in the world. Check it out!
12. Millau Viaduct | Incredible Bridges
The Millau Viaduct is located in France and it is the tallest bridge in the world. I remember it from the Top Gear series. This bridge is taller even than the Eiffel Tower, and although beautiful it can be very scary to cross. Driving through the clouds may sound dreamy, but do you dare?
11. Estrada Puerto Suarez
The Estrada Puerto Suarez is located in Bolivia and it is a one lane, one way bridge that everyone shares: pedestrians, bicyclers, vehicles and even trains! So you have to time your crossing very carefully to make sure you enter the bridge at the right time to finish your crossing before a train comes!
10. Quepos Bridge
The Quepos Bridge is located in Costa Rica and just has a general look about it that it is about to fall down at any moment. Cars have to take turns going each direction because even when only one car crosses the bridge shakes and creaks and groans like it is dying. No, thank you!
9. Volgograd Bridge
The Volgograd Bridge, located in Russia, may look like a fairly ordinary bridge; however, its nickname is the dancing bridge due to the fact that when the wind picks up it oscillates wildly. It actually has to be shut down if the weather gets bad enough!
8. Siduhe River Bridge
The Siduhe River Bridge, located in China, is the highest bridge in the world. It is about a half a kilometer off the bottom of the valley it crosses. Don’t look down!
7. Royal Gorge Bridge
The Royal Gorge Bridge in Colorado was the highest bridge in the world until 2001. It is still a very frightening bridge to cross as it is 291 meters down to the bottom of the gorge below. Nowadays there’s even a theme park at either end of the bridge to encourage even more people to make the crossing!
6. The Storseisundbrua
It looks like they got a roller coaster engineer to design this bridge in Norway. It may be safe, but judgjung by the picture you have the sensation that you’ll fall over the edge of it.
5. Canopy Walk
The Canopy Walk in Ghana is an awesome way to view endangered animals, if you aren’t scared of heights. The Canopy Walk is 40 meters above the forest floor and is 350 meters long, consisting of a plank only 30 centimeters wide.
4. Trift Bridge
The Trift Bridge is located in Switzerland and anyone who dares cross it enjoys an awe inspiring view of the Alps. And that’s not easy, as it’s 328 feet above a gorge.
3. Hanging Bridge of Ghasa
Just walking across this sloped hanging bridge in Nepal would be a scary enough feat in itself. But since local farmers often use the bridge to shuttle their animals back and forth, you might be surprised by a goat or two.
2. Capilano Suspension Bridge
The Capilano Suspension Bridge is located in Canada and was first opened in 1889. It is 70 meters above the river below and spans 137 meters.
1. Lake Pontchartrain Causeway
The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway is the longest continuous bridge over water in the world. It is located in Louisiana and is nearly 24 miles long. The bridge is supported by 9,500 concrete pilings and the scariest part is that it is just so open and so long that you feel like you are on a bridge forever with no end in sight! Let’s drive!