Bridges have been around since time immemorial. Bridges form one of the most basic road infrastructures known to man.
They have made life easier for the typical man. Be it on foot or in a vehicle, bridges have long served their purpose.
In the 21st century, the world has known suspension bridges that are ultra-modern, utilizing the latest technology and architecture behind its construction.
These bridges are admired, appreciated, and even sought after by tourists. They are treated as architectural wonders and superb feats in engineering.
However, there are bridges all over the world that post perils and dangers to whoever is going to use them.
They are the world’s scariest and most dangerous bridges. This list gives you a vicarious experience in crossing these bridges:
10. Ghasa Bridge – Nepal
Nepal is relatively still one of the remotest places on Earth that you can ever visit. This remote nature of the country is best exemplified by the bridges that you find dotted all over this mountainous country which has been called “the roof of the world.”
The Ghasa bridge is a narrow suspension bridge that is poorly constructed. Not only do many people cross it everyday. Cattle also cross this bridge – by the hundreds daily.
9. Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge – United Kingdom
This bridge is located in the remote region of Northern Ireland in the United Kingdom.
It is a bridge that was constructed 30 meters above sea level – and is literally above the ocean. This bridge is made of loose rope and is often visited by tourists who would like to try to experience crossing it – despite its perceived perils and dangers.
8. Vine Footpaths – Japan
This very narrow bridge is known only as Bridges in Ivy Valley, Japan where it is located. This bridge is a historic one – having been constructed during the time of the shogunates and were used by the ancient Japanese to protect themselves and their property from outsiders.
The bridge is ultra-narrow, causing serious posture problems to people who attempt to cross it today.
7. Taman Negara National Park – Malaysia
This bridge is found in a major and touristy national park in peninsular Malaysia. It was constructed at a height of 40 meters and is a major tourist draw in Malaysia.
However, this bridge becomes extremely wet and slippery during the rainy monsoon months. Hence, it becomes quite dangerous to tourists. Luckily, this bridge had not seen any accidents nor fatalities over the years – just yet.
6. Kakum National Park Canopy Walkway – Ghana
This bridge can be seen in one of Ghana’s most visited national parks. Frequented by foreign tourists and locals alike, this bridge is supported by rocks on both sides and the part of one end of the wood where the bridges stands is visibly damaged.
The Ghana government is currently thinking of ways to rehabilitate this bridge due to the dangers that it poses to people who would like to cross it.