Humans have spread widely throughout numerous countries. They constructed highways so they could communicate. There were occasions when the topography demanded that people build bridges to unite two locations. That bridge can span a valley or a body of water and be used for vehicles or pedestrians. Bridges can also cross mountains to get to a certain place. Although humans have accomplished amazing things, occasionally the bridges they have constructed are unsettling and hazardous. Let’s examine the top 13 riskiest bridges in the globe.
Mackinac Island Ice Bridge, Michigan
Because of the extreme hazard of the bridge, the Mackinac Bridge Authority even offers crossing services to the public; for a price, they will drive your car or motorcycle over the span. As you over the Mackinac Island Ice Bridge between the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan, you are met with strong, gusty winds. The bridge is 155 feet above the ocean and is five miles long.
Royal Gorge Bridge, Colorado
Situated in Colorado, the Royal Gorge Bridge spans 1,260 feet and rises a massive 955 feet over the Arkansas River. It would not be easy to travel that distance if you are afraid of heights. Even though it was completed in 1929, stabilizing wind cables weren’t added until 1982 to increase its security.
Eshima Ohashi Bridge, Japan
The bridge is 5.1% on one side and 6.1% on the other, but the photos make it appear as though there is a sharp incline on both sides. Though not as steep as one would assume, it is steep to allow ships to pass across the lake.”Rollercoaster Bridge” is the moniker given to the bridge.
Quepos Bridge, Costa Rica
The bridge, which spans Costa Rica’s Pacific coast, was constructed as a railroad bridge in the 1930s. These days, cars utilize it constantly, despite the bridge trembling violently as they pass.
Vitim River Bridge, Siberia
The Vitim River was situated 50 feet above the old railway bridge. Cars can hardly fit through because it is only 6 feet wide and 1,870 feet long. In addition, the bridge’s wood structure is deteriorating, and occasionally ice covers it, increasing the risk to pedestrians.
Puente de Ojuela, México
The Ojuela ghost town can be reached via this Durango, Mexico, bridge. The bridge is 327 feet above a gorge and 1,030 feet long. The bridge was constructed in Ojuela during the 19th-century mining boom, when the town was a mining town. In addition, the bridge is supported by steel wires and is constructed of wood, which wobbles and emits eerie squeaks.
Hussaini Hanging Bridge, Pakistan
The footbridge appears ominous only by glance. All that’s there are cables holding together wooden planks. It also crosses the Hunza River, with the old, dilapidated bridge standing next to it in ruins. The 600-foot-long Hussaini Hanging Bridge is situated 100 feet above the river.
Deception Pass Bridge, Washington
You can cross the bridge by car or on foot, but after you pass it, you’ll feel as though you’ve been drawn into a murky area. Furthermore, the 1,486-foot bridge, which is 180 feet above the water, links Whidbey Island with Fidalgo Island.
Aiguille du Midi Bridge, France
Don’t look down at all since the pedestrian bridge in the French Alps is a staggering 9,209 feet above the ground. It’s a brief crossing, but you need to ride a cable car uphill to reach the bridge.
The Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge, Randa, Switzerland
The bridge is 2,78 feet above a valley and 1,640 feet long. It is situated in the Swiss Alps. This bridge is typically crossed due to a route that many hikers follow to reach the Matterhorn. The official website advises pedestrians that although the bridge is passable, they should be aware that they will be able to see through it.
Capilano Suspension Bridge, Canada
The Capilano Suspension Bridge spans the Capilano River and is situated in Vancouver, British Columbia. There is a pedestrian bridge with woods all around it. Moreover, it trembles violently when you cross it, giving you the impression that you may fall to your death. The bridge spans 230 feet above the river and is 450 feet long.
Canopy Walk, Ghana
The pedestrian bridge is 130 feet above the ground and 1,080 feet long. In addition, there is a fast walk along a wooden bridge called the Canopy Walk. The good news is that the handrails and bridge are covered with netting.
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, Northern Ireland
Fishermen constructed the 66-foot-long bridge in 1755, which is located 98 feet above the river. Many choose to return to the mainland by boat because they are afraid to cross the bridge. The good news is that there has only been one bridge fall victim—and he is still alive.
This concludes the list of the top 13 riskiest bridges in the world. Should you choose to cross the bridge on foot or by vehicle, you might feel quite nervous and your palms might start to sweat. Just keep your head up and show courage. If you’ve made it through, well done!