Bridges are built for a purpose, the most common one being connecting two places which are not possible easily without these bridges. The bridges in modern days are used as road bridges, rail bridges and cargo and oil or gas pipelines. But, history has proof of bridges which were used as footbridges or pedestrian bridges by people to cross terrains and mountains. These bridges are common even today in some remote parts of the world. The thrilling part is… What if these bridges are scary to cross? What if the bridges are shaky, weak and unstable when you step your foot on them? What if these bridges are built above clouds? Goosebumps!!
Have you ever wondered which those scariest bridges are? Today, we have created some of the 10 world’s scariest and creepiest bridges one can dare to cross. As the list goes, don’t miss out the images.
10. Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Northern Ireland
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is a famous rope bridge in County Antrim of Northern Ireland. The rope bridge connects the mainland with the island of Carrickarede. It stands at a height of 98 ft. above the rocks below. This bridge is considered to be one of the scariest bridges to cross due to the wind that shakes the bridge, waters nearby and the rocks below add more to the drama. The bridge gives a scenic view of the waters and the island leaving the adventure seekers happy and joyous.
9. The Hanging Bridge of Ghasa, Nepal
One of the scariest hanging bridges in Asia, The Hanging Bridge of Ghasa is located in Nepal’s crowded places. This unsteady bridge was built to counter the traffic congestion caused by herds, animals, and people crossing the narrow roads. The hanging bridge is a long bridge which was supposedly built to give goosebumps to outsiders.
8. Puente de Ojuela, Mexico
Puente de Ojuela is a 19th-century suspension bridge, which connects two mountains. One can gaze through the canyon below as you get the terror and fear from this cranky and shaky suspension bridge. This suspension bridge is located in the Mexican state of Durango, at the site of the Ojuela Goldmine. Though the bridge is suspended with metal rails and wiring, there is nothing to support below this century-old bridge and the fear grows more once you start walking over the bridge.
7. Canopy Walk Bridge, Ghana
Canopy Walk Bridge is a suspension rope bridge in the midst of the rain-forest of Ghana. The suspension bridge is located inside the Kakum National Park. Canopy Walk is at a height of 100-120 feet above the ground and gives you a breathtaking view of the rain forest. The bridge loosely cuts past huge trees and many endangered species leaving you with a sense of a forest man. Currently, the canopy is netted for safety reasons and this is one of the wonderfully thrilling experiences in the rain forest of Ghana.
6. Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, Canada
Capilano Suspension Bridge is a major tourist attraction in British Columbia and in entire Canada drawing over 800,000 visitors a year. The suspension bridge built over the Capilano River is prone to many accidents and incidents in the past. The bridge was opened more than 100 years ago, built by George Grant Mackay, a Scottish civil engineer. In 1999, a woman dropped her 18-month-old, in 2006 a 300-year-old 46-tonne Douglas fir-tree toppled during a heavy snowstorm, in 2012 a 30-year-old tourist from Ontario died after falling near the bridge, and the same year a teenage tourist died after the teenager climbed over a railing and fell more than 30 meters below.
5. Musou Tsuribashi, Japan
Musou Tsuribashi is no doubt considered as the scariest rope bridge in Japan. If you already know the fact that this bridge is just over 50 years old, this bridge looks much older than as it should look. The main purpose of this bridge is still unknown. The bridge is built using thin wires and even thinner wooden planks. Every step you keep on this bridges gives a creaking noise, giving you a crunching sensation inside your stomach that you may land straight to the waters below.
4. Langkawi Sky Bridge, Kedah, Malaysia
Langkawi Sky Bridge is a curved pedestrian cable bridge, located at a height of 2,170 ft above sea level. The sky bridge is located at the mount peak of Gunung Mat Chinchang on the island Pulau Langkawi in Kedah. The bridge is a thrill to cross, as you get a beautiful and breath-taking view of the panorama below. The bridge also has a glass floor installed at certain places to view the depth below giving you goosebumps now and then.
3. Hussaini Hanging Bridge, Pakistan
Hussaini hanging bridge is considered as the world’s most dangerous hanging bridge. In this modern era of easy traveling mediums and supersonic jets, still, some parts of the world are inaccessible. Hussaini hanging Rope Bridge is not only left you frightened but is also extremely dangerous to cross. Located in Nothern Pakistan, Hussaini hanging Rope Bridge is now a famous tourist spot for adventure seekers. This rope bridge is poorly maintained and shakes during heavy wind leaving you spooked and scared.
2. Salbit Bridge, Switzerland
Salbit Bridge currently is Europe’s second highest elevation suspension bridge with an elevation of 2,981 m. previously until 1948, this part of the world was inaccessible to the public. The suspension bridge known as Salbitbrücke was open only since 2009 and is considered as one of the world’s dangerous footbridge to cross over. The major part of the bridge is still exposed and most people will take along safety equipment to pass the bridge.
1. Titlis Cliff Walk, Switzerland
Titlis Cliff Walk is Europe’s highest elevation suspension bridge, built at an elevation of 3,000 m above sea level. This suspension is a pedestrian bridge located along the cliff of Mount Titlis in the Swiss Alps. The dangerously located suspension gives a creepy feel to cross only a mere 93 m distance. Media reports suggest Titlis Cliff Walk be the “World’s Scariest bridge” and the Switzerland tourism calls this bridge as “a high-adrenaline kind of new adventure”. This bridge is a must to cross for adventure and thrill seekers. At such a great height, you get a beautiful view of the snow-caps and cold mountains of the Mount Alps.