We have all seen them in the movies. They are ramshackle bridges of rope and boards in which it seems that the protagonist is going to fall into the abyss at any moment. However, they are not a movie thing, but exist in the reality. It is the most dangerous suspension bridges on planet Earth.
Although the bridges connect places and help to travel through places sometimes quite inaccessible, many of them are not suitable for travelers with vertigo. We tell you which are the worst and where they are.
In the five continents
One of the most dangerous is the Hussaini-Borit Lake Bridge, in Pakistan. Although it is in a sorry state, it is frequently used by locals and travelers trying to reach the north of the country. Going through it is, without a doubt, an adventure worthy of Indiana Jones. Something safer, although not too much, is the Loboc bridge, In Philippines. It was built in 1972 with steel cables and flexible bamboo slats, about 20 meters from the ground. Today it is quite a tourist attraction.
In Ireland, near Ballintoy, is the Carrick a Rede bridge linking the small island of Carrick with the mainland. As it passes, the bridge sways from side to side, causing a sensation capable of freezing blood to the bravest. Also in Europe, but this time in Switzerland, there is the Glacier Trift Bridge which, as its name indicates, is suspended over the Trift glacier, a hundred meters high.
Not suitable for fearful
It is the turn of one of the most dangerous bridges in Asia: the Taman Negara National Park, in Malaysia. Unstable and dangerous, it measures about 500 meters in length, and is built with ropes and planks 50 meters above the ground.
In Nepal, the long ghasa suspension bridge, is used daily by the inhabitants of that part of the world, even with animals that, nevertheless, seem not to have vertigo. And, changing continents, in the jungle of Costa Rica are the bridges of Arenal, six in total. The longest measures about 100 meters and hangs 45 meters high.
15 Scariest Bridges In The World (September 2021)
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