HAIR RAISING BRIDGES
Added on: 13th May 2015
ROYAL GORGE BRIDGE – COLORADO
Located in a theme-park in Colorado, this bridge was known as
the highest in the world until 2001, when it was surpassed by the
Liuguanghe Bridge in China. It is suspended above the
Arkansa river, and we suggest not stopping to look down while
crossing it, for fear of extreme vertigo.
MACKINAC BRIDGE – MICHIGAN
The Mackinac Bridge is the world’s 3rd longest totally suspended
bridge (hitting a mind-blowing 8,615 feet, or 2,627 meter). Five workers
were killed during the construction of this bridge.
LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN CAUSEWAY – LOUISIANA
This causeway is supported by a massive amount of concrete pilings
owing to its precarious nature. It was listed in the Guinness Book of
World Records as the longest bridge over water in the world.
MUSOU TSURIBASHI – JAPAN
This is without a doubt Japan’s scariest suspension bridge, and, at the
tender age of 50 years old, the bridge looks like it’s been through a lot.
There are, of course, no rails, so you better be sure-footed when
crossing this rickety bridge, or you might find yourself swimming
with the fish below.
ESTRADA PUERTO SUAREZ – BOLIVIA
This thin, single-lane bridge is not only unstable and ridiculously long,
it’s also constantly crossed by trains, making it an ordeal to find the
exact moment when you’ll have enough time to cross unhindered.
VOLGOGRAD BRIDGE – RUSSIA
This concrete bridge crosses the Volga river in Russia. It’s know to
oscillate wildly during windy weather, and is often closed to
traffic during bad weather.
QUEPOS BRIDGE – COSTA RICA
The Quepos Bridge crossing is extremely narrow. In fact, cars can
only pass it in one direction at any one time, while the cars on the
other side have to wait their turn. The bridge is very shaky, and groans
loudly as cars pass over it, almost as if to say, “I think I’ve had enough…”
SIDHUE RIVER BRIDGE – CHINA
This suspended bridge spans more than 1,300 metres, connecting
Shanghai and Chendo, and is just part of the long and dangerous
mountain pass known as highway Huyu G50. At an astounding height
of over 460 metres, this bridge is the highest bridge in the world.