Not just gephyrophobiacs fear these bridges, the thought of crossing these bridges will make your heart sink with panic. For those who determine to conquer the fear or at least tame it for a while can enjoy vivid views on these bridges. Here are the world’s most gorgeous but highly dangerous bridges that will swoop your heart.
Marienbrucke hangs between two cliffs in Bavaria, Germany. Beautiful yet dangerous, a walk across the bridge is totally worth to get the stunning views of Neuschwanstein castle, with Alpsee lake in the background. Think twice before you step on, if you are scared of heights.
Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge
The bridge connects the mainland to the tiny island of Carrick-a-rede. Test your nerves by walking across this flimsy rope bridge. When it’s windy, the bridge sways and will make your legs go weak. Though it’s a daunting task, savor the exhilarating views.
One of the highest and longest pedestrian suspension dangerous bridges in the Swiss Alps. If you are a wuss about heights, I should warn you it is not an easy trail. Muster up the courage to cross the wobbly bridge, just not to miss the spectacular views of the snow-capped mountains.
Old bridge of Konitsa- Greece
Centuries-old Konitsa bridge is located in a serene place, with the Aoos river flowing peacefully beneath. There is an iron bell under it’s arch, which rings as a sign of danger, not to cross the bridge when it is too windy. Crossing the bridge can be quite a task, as it is very narrow.
Royal Gorge Bridge- Colorado
Royal Gorge Bridge is one of the world’s highest suspension bridges, which hangs 955 feet above the Arkansas River. Look down and you will be looking straight down into the Arkansas River from the gaps between the wooden planks, that’s bound to skip your heartbeat. If you are a thrill seeker, do it for amazing views around the bridge.
Titlis cliff walk-Switzerland
You need to have a lot of nerve to cross Europe’s highest suspension bridge. This spectacular bridge is 500 meters off the ground on the summit. Looking down might scare you to death. It is worth conquering your fear to experience the spellbound nature.
Pulau Langkawi bridge- Malaysia
The scariest thing about this bridge is, it is suspended on one pylon at a height of 100 meters. This curvy bridge provides different perspectives of the landscapes. The glass panels on the floor might induce vertigo and make you feel really dizzy. Yet, the majestic vistas of the Andaman sea are not to be missed!
Q’iswa Chaka bridge-Peru
Q’iswa Chaka is the oldest surviving suspension rope bridge from the Inca period. These bridges were made by woven grass ropes and strong enough to hold spaniards on their horses, when they arrived. Residents of the nearby towns rebuild them to this day. Building these rope bridges centuries ago over the canyons and gorges is something to be awed at!
Aiguille du Midi bridge- France
The bridge may be small, but it is no less terrifying. Located in the highest point in Europe -Mont Blanc massif. The cable car takes you to an altitude of 3842 meters in just 20 minutes (highest vertical ascent). If the bridge doesn’t scare you, step into the void (glass floor)! Take a peek into the abyss and you can feel a sudden rush of adrenaline.
Puente de Ojuela- Mexico
Built over a century ago over a ravine of 360 feet, this bridge suspension leads to the mining ghost town of Ojuela. Walking on the squeaky wooden bridge with a deep ravine underneath might be scary. Yet, worth a try to of the surrounding mountains.
So, time to push your limits and thrill yourself!