The world is filled with different masterpieces of mankind. They all show the intellectual level of human being that how they made it possible to do surprising and amazing things. If we look on sky touching buildings then first thing comes to our mind that how it made possible. The answer to this question is that they are human beings who have made it possible to construct such types of masterpieces. Like buildings, roads, hotels, buildings etc the man has made different important bridges in different parts of the world. These bridges connect different parts of the world to each other. Among these bridges, there are many bridges that are considered quite dangerous and they also seem difficult to cross. But with the advancement in technologies, it has been made possible by man to construct such types of bridges. We have selected this article in order to discuss some dangerous bridges and hanging bridges of the world.
Following are some most dangerous bridges of the world.
1. Aiguille du Midi Bridge, France
This bridge is situated in France and is considered as one of the most dangerous hanging bridge of the world. It is normally said not to look down while crossing this bridge as this will increase your heart beat. Good thing about this bridge is that it is short in distance. Those persons, who have the problem of acrophobia, can also visit this bridge. The bridge is exactly situated at the summit of Aiguille du Midi in the Mont Blanc massif near Chamonix. It is about 12,605 feet above the sea level. It requires a cable car that climbs 9,200 vertical feet in just 20 minutes.
2. Royal Gorge Bridge, Colorado
This is considered as America’s highest suspension bridge which is situated in Royal Gorge, Colorado, over the Arkansas River. This suspension bridge is about 969 feet above the sea level and is about 1,260 feet long. This bridge was completed in 1929, and till 1982, this suspension bridge did not have stabilizing wind cables. It is advisable for those who are scared of heights not to go this bridge.
3. Trift Suspension Bridge, Switzerland
This is also considered as one of the most dangerous suspension bridge of the world. This suspension bridge is exactly situated at Trift Glacier, near the town of Gadmen in the Swiss Alps. It is about 328 feet high from the sea level and about 558 feet log in distance. It is one of the Alps’ longest and highest pedestrian suspension bridges. This suspension bridge was constructed and completed in 2004 in order to reconnect hikers to a hut which was made inaccessible by a retreating glacier. In 2009, stabilizing cables were installed to this bridge in order to prevent it from swinging violently in wind.
4. Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Northern Ireland
This is also considered as one of the most dangerous hanging bridge of the world. This bridge is exactly situated at near Ballintoy in Country Antrim, Northern Ireland. This bridge is about 65 feet long and is nearly 100 feet above the rocks below. This bridge is even more scarier. Different types of research studies tell us about this bridge that nobody has fallen off this bridge. These research studies also suggest that visitors who walk across, they cannot return and have to go by boat.
5. Capilano Suspension Bridge, Canada
The Capilano Suspension Bridge is situated in North Vancouver, British Columbia, across the Capilano River. This suspension bridge is 450 feet long and 230 feet high. This is also considered as one of the most dangerous suspension or hanging bridges of the world. This bridge was originally built in 1889. This suspension bridge is surrounded by an evergreen forest. This suspension bridge is very high, narrow and extremely shaky. Visitors can find different things of interest there.
6. Mackinac Bridge, Michigan
This is also famous in the world as dangerous and attractive suspension bridge of the world. This bridge is exactly situated between Michigan’s upper and lower Peninsulas. This bridge is about 5 miles loneg and is about 199 feet able the sea level. Different visitors and tourists have explained their experience by saying this that some drivers get so nervous while crossing this five mile long bridge and due to this, the Mackinac Bridge Authority offers free service of driving the cars by their expert drivers. The biggest and most dangerous fear of this bridge is wind which often exceeds 30 miles per hour on the bridge.
7. Puente de Ojuela, Mexico
This is also considered as one of the most dangerous hanging bridges of the world. This bridge is situated at the ghost town of Ojuela which is an old mining settlement in the Northern state of Durango, Mexico. This bridge is about 1,043 feet long, 2 feet wide and about 360 feet above the sea level. It’s dangerous wood floor makes it dangerous to cross. The steel cables are there which have been suspended with the help of two towers. These two towers bring a greater feeling of safety. Previously, German engineers built this bridge and at that time, these towers were made of wood.
8. William Preston Lane Bridge, Maryland
This bridge is situated in Maryland. If we talk about the exact measurement of this bridge, this bridge is nearly 5 miles long and is 186 feet high. Many drivers feel hesitation while crossing this bridge as many times, this bridge had been surrounded by severe storms. During bad weather, it becomes difficult to see anything as in this situation the visibility comes to zero.
9. Monkey Bridges, Vietnam
This bridge is situated across the Mekong Delta at the southern tip of Vietnam. Different types of research studies have shown this fact that these bridges have been built by hand by local residents and they vary from town to town. None of these bridges has been made of concrete. However, the name comes from the stooped monkey-like posture which you have to maintain while crossing these bridges.
10. Hussaini Hanging Bridge, Pakistan
This beautiful but dangerous bridge is considered as the beauty of Pakistan. This bridge is situated in the village of Hussaini in Northern Pakistan, crossing to Hunza River. This dangerous requires to rebuilt and reconstruct as it has been destroyed at various places. There is huge gap between the steps of this bridge which makes it more difficult and dangerous to cross. This is considered as one of the world’s most harrowing suspension bridges. It seems quite difficult and horrible to cross this bridge over the rapidly flowing Hunza River.
11. Sidu River Bridge, China
This bridge is also considered as one of the most dangerous bridges of the world. This bridge is located high above a river George in China. This bridge is about 1,550 feet above from the surface level. This bridge was opened in 2009 and at that time, it was the world’s highest bridge (1,550 feet).
12. Seven Mile Bridge, Florida
This bridge is situated in Florida and is also considered as another dangerous bridge of the world. As the name depicts, this bridge is about 7 miles long and 65 feet high. This bridge is often surrounded by horrible hurricanes.
13. U Pain Bridge, Myanmar
This bridge is also considered as another dangerous bridge of the world. It is located in Mandalay, Myanmar. It is bout ¾ miles long and 15 feet high. This bridge has no handrails and this require extra care and caution while crossing this bridge. There are more than 1,000 wooden posts with roughly four or five feet between each post.
14. Deception Pass Bridge, Washington
This bridge is located in Deception Pass State Park, Washington. This bridge is 1,486 feet long and is about 180 feet above the water level. This bridge is also considered as one of the most dangerous bridges of the world. On this bridge, there are different heart touching views of the rushing water directly below from this bridge.
15. Iya Valley Vine Bridges, Japan
This bridge is located at Tokushima, over the Iya-gawa River, Japan. This bridge is 148 feet long and is about 46 feet high. Shikoku is considered as the smallest of Japan’s four main islands. There are different types of research reports that have clearly shown this fact that Shikoku is the home of three vine bridges. These original bridges were built with the help of slats of wood. Now, the reconstructed and rebuilt bridges have been equipped with wire and hand rails.