Traveling across this vast world is getting easier and easier every day thanks to the efforts of some truly intrepid engineers. Surely, people have to get from one place to another, but looking at some of these bridges you have to wonder if there wasn’t a better direction that could have been taken.
Have a glimpse of scariest walking bridges in the world
Coming up on nearly 100 years in use, the Royal Gorge Bridge was built on the cheap in 1929. Until now, this is highest suspension bridge in the world, dangling precariously 956 feet above the Arkansas River.
This converted train bridge was built across one of Russia’s busiest tributaries, the Lena River. Covered in slick ice most of the year, the six feet wide bridge can barely fit one car at a time. The Vitim River Bridge is considered so treacherous that simply getting across it, alive is an accomplishment. Seriously, “34 people who have done it created their own Facebook page.”
Located in Kampong Cham, a city in the East part of Cambodia, the Bamboo Bridge is the major means of access to a nearby island in the drier seasons of the year. Even crazier, the Bamboo Bridge is rebuilt every year and is expected to hold hundreds of people at any given time.
Named for Captain William Moore, “a pilot, prospector, packer, trader and riverboat captain.” The bridge runs 110 feet over Moore Creek Gorge, allowing traffic to pass through it. Moore Creek Gorge flows through an active fault line.
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Meet the Quepos Bridge, a one-way path on Costa Rica’s central Pacific coast, is shockingly fit for vehicular travel. And, if crossing this rickety little bridge wasn’t terrifying enough, it’s also a popular hangout spot for the indigenous wildlife.
8. Brave Men’s Bridge, Hunan Province, China
As if the 600 ft. height over the valley wasn’t frightening enough, they went and made this suspension bridge out of plexiglass. It’s known to be one of the scariest bridges in the world.
9. Millau Viaduct, France
Leave it to the French to do style with horrification. Running across France’s River Tarn, the Millau Viaduct runs more than a mile and a half across a massive gorge. A cable-stayed, masted structure, the bridge is delicate, transparent, and has the optimum span between columns. It’s one of the most beautiful bridges in the world.