10 Most Frightening Bridges You’ll Ever Have The Displeasure Of Crossing

If you suffer from Gephyrophobia, a fear of bridges, or from acrophobia (a fear of heights), then this list is probably not for you. The bridges in this list are so scary that people are willing to pay money for someone to help them get over them. Think you can finish reading until the end? Then hold on to your hats and take a peek into the 10 scariest bridges on earth.
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10 – Siduhe Bridge – China

Siduhe Bridge

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At a height of over 450 meters, the Siduhe Bridge is the highest bridge in the world. The length of this suspended bridge is over 1,200 meters, and it connects between Shanghai and Chendo, as part of the new highway Huyu G50, a long and trecherous mountain pass.

09 – Vitim River Bridge – Russia

Vitim River Bridge

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This ancient railroad bridge barely looks wide enough for people to cross, let alone cars, although the locals drive through it on a daily basis in order to cross the Vitim river. During the harsh winters crossing the bridge becomes even more difficult, as the wood gets covered with ice and becomes slippery. One wrong move can send you tumbling into the waters of the river below, owing to the fact that this bridge has no rails.

08 – Aiguille du Midi Bridge – France

Aiguille du Midi

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In order to reach this bridge you’ll have to take one of the longest cable car rides in the world – around 2,800 meters straight up. Once you find the courage to walk onto this pedestrian bridge you’ll be privvy to breathtaking views of the French Alps from a height of some 3,600 meters above sea level.

07 – Canopy Walk Bridge – Ghana

Canopy Walk Bridge

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Only a thin sheet of wood (around 30cm deep), and ropes extending about 1.30 meters in the air separate anyone who dares cross this bridge and the forests of Ghana national park (Ghana’s Kakum) 30 meters below.
Whoever can steel their nerves and cross this trecherous bridge will witness a fantastic view of the unique plants and wildlife that inhabit this neck of the forest.

06 – Capilano Suspension Bridge – Canada

Capilano Suspension Bridge

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This is one of the longest suspension bridges in the world, and it definitely feels that way when you’re suspended some 60 meters above the Capilano River. If that’s doesn’t scare you, maybe the countless stories of those who (fell off the bridge)[http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/ontario-hiker-dies-in-fall-at-b-c-s-capilano-bridge-1.1286222] will.

05 – Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge – Northern Ireland

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

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The easiest (and scariest) way to get from Northern Ireland to the island of Carrickarede is to cross this rope bridge that suspends some 30 meters above sharp-looking rocks. Crossing this bridge, whose length is around 20 meters, is definitely a nerve-wracking experience; so much so that many travelers prefer to return to Ireland via boat.

04 – Storseisundet Bridge – Norway

Storseisundet Bridge

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This Norweigian bridge looks more like a rollercoaster then a bridge, and a drive over the bridge feels more like a dive into the waters below, rather then a stable crossing. There’s actually nothing to fear when crossing this bridge – the dangerous feel to this bridge is just an optical illusion. It’s actually a rather safe and stable bridge to drive over.

03 – Langkawi Sky Bridge – Malaysia

Langkawi Sky Bridge

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In order to reach the start of this bridge, you’ll need to take a cable car, which is located at the Gunung Mat Cincang peak in Malaysia. This bridge, suspended about 600 meters above sea level, befits the name “Sky”, owing to the fact that it’s situated so high in the sky that it had to be built fully on the ground and raised to the summit by helicopter.
The bridge is so scary that it’s currently closed until “further notice” – so it can only be admired from afar.

02 – Chesapeake Bay Bridge – Maryland

Chesapeake Bay Bridge

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This bridge, spanning about 8km, is so scary that many divers prefer not to cross it themselves but rather pay someone (the going rate is $25), in order to cross the bridge in someone elses vehicle.

There’s good reason for their fear – in the past month a car drove over the rail and took a nose-dive 12 metres deep into the water below, and in another case a 65 km/hr wind caused a traffic jam trailing 16km in length. Even in clear weather the bridges design makes for scary driving, forcing drivers to drive around steep bends in the road, and countless ups and downs before making it to the other side.

01 – Trift Bridge – Switzerland

Trift Bridge

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This bridge spans some 170 metres and should be visited only when weather conditions are good. During strong winds this suspended bridge is known to swing wildly. Courageous travelers who dare cross the bridge will be rewarded with a spectacular view of the Swiss Alps, as long as they’re able to look around without developing a strong feeling of vertigo. The bridge can only be crossed between the months of June to October.



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