Added on: 23rd Nov 2014
TRIFT BRIDGE – SWITZERLAND.
This suspended bridge spans 170 meters in length, and is
extremely unstable – probably owing to the fact that it took only
6 weeks to complete. Open only during the months of June and October,
this bridge is known to swing wildly when windy, so it should only
be crossed in clear weather. Brave hikers will be rewarded with an
amazing view of the Swiss Alps, if they dare cross.
KAWARAU GORGE SUSPENSION BRIDGE,
As the birthplace of the world’s first commercial bungy site,
the Kawarau Bridge is a pretty scary place to find yourself. This
suspension bridge crosses the Kawarau River and hangs suspended some
43 meters (141 ft) above it. Hikers and bikers often cross this bridge as
part of the Queenstown Trail, so if you’re in the neighbourhood,
make sure to check it out.
DAEDUNSAN MOUNTAIN SUSPENSION BRIDGE,
Spanning 50 meters above the Daedunsan Provincial Park’s
massive and foreboding ravine, the Daedunsan Mountain Suspension
Bridge makes its route up the mountain on a red staircase that’s very
steep in many places. The bridge is part of a hike in the park and should
only be attempted by those who enjoy an good adrenaline rush
from time to time.
HANGING BRIDGE OF GHASA, NEPAL.
Not only does this bridge look like an ancient, abandoned
rollercoaster ride, the bridge is also used to move herds of animals
constantly throughout the day. If you decide to cross this hair-raising
bridge, be prepared to share the space (what little of it there is), with a
myriad of creatures.
MONKEY BRIDGES, VIETNAM.
Comprising a single bamboo log as a floor, and a single,
unstable handrail, it would seem that only a monkey would be able to
cross over the infamous Monkey bridges of Vietnam without taking a
tumble. If you dare to try, come ready with your towel.
Also known as the Bridge of Immortals, this narrow bridge is situated in
the Yellow Mountains in China (Huangshan). The brave souls who cross
this bridge will be treated to a spectacular view of the surrounding
mountains, and, if they’re lucky, will find that they’re looking out onto
the world from within the clouds.
MONTENEGRO RAINFOREST BRIDGE, COSTA RICA.
This suspension bridge is located in the Montenegro Rainforest,
possibly one of the most beautiful and diverse rainforests in the world.
The bridge is made of wood and is missing many of its rungs, leading
to a very awkward crossing, with any wrong step leading to a potentially
unfortunate resting place in the shrubs below.
U-BEIN BRIDGE, MYANMAR.
Spanning 1.2 kilometers (0.75 miles), the U-Bein Bridge crosses the
Taungthaman Lake in Myanmar on a rickety platform made of teakwood.
The bridge is held together on both sides with 1,086 pillars that come up
out of the water, and looks like it’s constantly in a state of disrepair.
CHESAPEAKE BAY BRIDGE, MARYLAND.
Touted as the world’s longest steel structure that spans over water,
the Chesapeake Bay Bridge is part of U.S. Route 301 and is
about 4.3 miles (6.9km) in length.