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List Of 10 World Most Extreme Bridges | Tourist Destination

List Of 10 World Most Extreme Bridges | Tourist Destination

List Of 10 World Most Extreme Bridges | Tourist Destination

A bridge is a structure built to span physical obstacles without closing the way underneath such as a body of water, valley, or road, for the purpose of providing passage over the obstacle, usually something that can be detrimental to cross otherwise. Each time you cross a bridge the view always makes some remarkable memories.

Around the world, there are some bridges that can scare hell out of you. Today, we are going to share with you a list of 10 most dangerous bridges around the world. From the Vitim River Bridge, Russia to the Royal Gorge Bridge, USA. Below is a collection of the Most Dangerous Bridges The World and why they are refferred to as dangerous;

Vitim River Bridge, Russia

Located in Siberia, the Vitim River Bridge is one of the most spectacular bridges in the world.  Its old metal structure is covered with rotting wooden planks, which can be slippery due to frequent ice in the area.

Only a handful of people have ever crossed this bridge and survived. It is scary because it’s iced over for most of the year, isn’t wide enough for a car and has no railings.

The Vitim river is a major tributary of the Lena River. This terrifying bridge is a mere six feet wide and teeters precariously over the river. It’s a really old structure without railings.

Langkawi Sky Bridge. Kedah, Malaysia

Langkawi Sky Bridge is a 125-metre (410 ft) curved pedestrian cable-stayed bridge in Malaysia, completed in 2005. The bridge deck is located 660 metres (2,170 ft) above sea level at the peak of Gunung Mat Chinchang on Pulau Langkawi, the main island of the Langkawi archipelago in Kedah. The bridge is suspended by 8 cables from an 81.5m high single pylon, and hangs at about 100m above ground. The pylon is anchored onto a concreted pad set at an elevation of 604.5m, and its tip reached 686m above sea level.

Royal Gorge Bridge, USA

 

The Royal Gorge Bridge is a tourist attraction near Cañon City, Colorado within Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, a 360-acre (150 ha) amusement park located along the edge of the Royal Gorge around both ends of the bridge

The main span of the bridge between the towers is 880 feet (268 m), the total length is 1,260 feet (384 m), the width is 18 feet (5.5 m) and the towers are 150 feet (46 m) high. The steel base structure is covered with 1292 wooden planks. Passenger vehicles are allowed to cross the bridge, but only before park attractions open or after they close, times depending on season. Oversize vehicles, including large trucks, RVs and buses, are not permitted to cross.

The main span of the bridge between the towers is 880 feet (268 m), the total length is 1,260 feet (384 m), the width is 18 feet (5.5 m) and the towers are 150 feet (46 m) high. The steel base structure is covered with 1292 wooden planks. Passenger vehicles are allowed to cross the bridge, but only before park attractions open or after they close, times depending on season. Oversize vehicles, including large trucks, RVs and buses, are not permitted to cross.

Deception Pass Bridge, Washington

Deception Pass Bridge is the common name for two, two-lane bridges on Washington State Route 20 connecting Whidbey Island to Fidalgo Island in the U.S. state of Washington. It was a Washington State Highways project, and included project elements built by young workers from the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Completion of the bridge was a factor in the decision to build Naval Air Station Whidbey Island and helped Oak Harbor flourish. The bridge is a commonly photographed landmark of the Puget Sound region.

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Ghasa Bridge, Nepal

The Hanging Bridge of Ghasa situated in Nepal belongs to those facilities, the mere appearance of which is breathtaking. It is close to the village of the same name and is actively used for ferrying not only people, but also cattle.

Cattle have remained the principal mean of livelihood for locals for many years. A huge amount of pets resulted in the construction of the bridge.

Aiguille Du Midi Bridge

This bridge may be small, but it is no less terrifying. It has to be the highest in our collection, measuring at 12,500ft above sea level.

It has been drilled into the Aiguille du Midi mountain in Chamonix with views towards Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Europe.

They’ve just built a glass skywalk alongside it, so if the bridge isn’t enough to scare you witless, you can finish by stepping on a glass floor over a 1,000ft precipice.

Quepos Bridge, Costa Rica

They call this the Bridge of Death. It barely looks like it could hold a bicycle, let alone a 30 tonne lorry. But trucks cross this deathtrap on a regular basis, driving from Jaco to Quepos in Costa Rica. The bridge is yet to collapse.

Capalino Suspension Bridge

Perched 230ft above the Capilano River in Vancouver, this suspension bridge is not for the faint-hearted. Visitors walk across the swaying rope bridge in single file, trying not to look down at the river below.

Hussani Hanging Bridge

Nothing about this bridge inspires confidence. It is made of rope and rickety planks with huge gaps between them. Just to make you feel more secure, the remnants of a similar bridge is left in tatters on the right-hand side.

It is probably the worst still-functioning bridge in the world, yet tourists flock from around the world to test their nerves on this crumbling structure.

Musou Tsuribashi Bridge, Japan

This 60-year-old bridge is hidden deep in the southern Akaishi mountains of Japan. It is so remote that very little is known about why it was built.

‘Musou Tsuribashi’ literally means ‘Matchless Suspension Bridge’ in Japanese. The name doesn’t lie, no one has ever discovered an older or more sketchy bridge in the country.

It is constructed using wire and thin wooden boards to provide a walkway down the centre of the bridge. You can see in the video above that it’s basically a Health and Safety nightmare. Just listen to that wind whistle around the camera and the creaking sound with every step!

It’s not even easy to reach the bridge. You have to clamber up the side of a mountain with only metal chains to hold onto for support.

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