The world is filled with incredible walls and structures that hold cultural significance. But there’s not much talk when it comes to bridges. Bridges are generally supposed to provide safe passage for people and vehicles over water bodies, valleys and roads. But even the safest and most strong bridges can seem a little scary. The list we have for you are some of the top bridges that are the scariest, that only a few people could cross without a panic attack.
Beware, if you are not someone seeking a sense of adventure or have a fear for heights, then we suggest you stay away from these. Here are our picks for the most terrifying bridges around the world.
Chesaspeake Bay Bridge, USA
The William Preston Lame Jr. Memorial Bridge is located in the U.S. state of Maryland spanning the Chesaspeake Bay. This bridge was opened in 1952 and has resulted in the taxing of nerves of more than just a few motorists. Imposing with its dual-span 200 foot-high road deck and 22,790 –foot length, the drive on this bridge is treacherous and scary. Drivers are generally afraid of this bridge as it is a subject to frequent and often violent storms. This bridge has instilled fear in the minds of thousands of Baltimore and Washington residents every time they cross it.
Kaundinsky Bridge, Kaunda, Russia
Since the time of the construction of this bridge, it has not seen any repairs and we are talking about some 30 odd years, thus leading to much damage along the wooden structure. This bridge is intimidatingly narrow without guardrails, leaving little room for error on the driver’s part especially during really bad weather.
Though it is officially closed for the public, certain thrill seekers and daredevils don’t hesitate from visiting this notoriously scary bridge in the world.
Suspension Glass Bridge, Shiniuzhui National Geographic Park, China
Imagine walking 1,000 feet on an all-glass bridge dangling 600 feet above ground. If this sounds like your kind of fun, then China’s Shiniuzhui National Geographic Park has a Suspension Glass Bridge. It is also called as the Brave Men’s Bridge.
A lot of visitors of this bridge have often shared that they feel as if they were floating right above the valley.
Royal Gorge Bridge, Colorado, USA
Located in Canon City, Colorado, this terrifying bridge is actually a tourist attraction. It was built in 1929 and until 2003 it was the highest bridge, with a height of 1,053 feet. The bridge’s structure is 291 meters high. It’s the world’s highest suspended bridge – hanging 956 feet above the Arkansas River, and one of the most cheaply built given its vertigo-inducing size. A lot of daredevils have made use of this bridge for bungie jumping and other aerial activities.
Langkawi Sky Bridge, Malaysia
This bridge claims to be the longest free span and curved bridge in the world. Completed in the year 2004, the bridge is 125 meters (410 feet) in length, built on top of the Machinchang Mountain, can accommodate 250 people at the same time, and gives visitors the views of otherwise unattainable locations, above the virgin jungle.