“We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.” A common phrase used to suggest you’ll deal with a problem when or if it arises. Well, it’s a problem we’re putting to you right now! These petrifying bridges located all around the world aren’t for the faint hearted, so would you dare to cross them? Or will it be a bridge too far…
Connecting the Japanese cities of Matsue and Sakaiminato, daring to cross Eshima Ohashi is a frightening prospect indeed. Nearly a mile long, its sudden arc would be more frequently seen on a theme park ride and was designed to let fishing boats easily pass under.
Previously the highest suspension bridge in the world, Royal Gorge Bridge dangles 956 feet above the Arkansas River and has been used for almost 100 years. Would you dare to cross it?
The current record holder for the highest bridge worldwide, Sidu River Bridge hangs 1,600 feet above a canyon floor, connects two mountain tops and offers views aplenty.
Or you could just opt to take the long way round.....
Known as “Mighty Mac”, Mackinac Bridge is feared for its ability to swing more than 35 feet in high winds and other poor weather conditions. It’s for this reason that there is a Driver Assistance Program, which offers chauffeurs to people uncomfortable with tackling the structure alone.
This near 7-mile expanse across open water was built more than a century ago, though has since been replaced with a second bridge which has been featured in several movies. Situated in close proximity to each other, the original now serves as a popular fishing and sunset watching spot.
Running more than a mile and a half across a huge gorge, the construction of Millau Viaduct broke a whole host of records when it was whipped up in 2004. It has the highest pylons in the world, the highest road bridge deck in Europe and succeeded the Eiffel Tower as the tallest structure in France.
A staggering 24 miles long, needless to say the Guinness Record for longest continuous bridge over water in the world is held by Lake Ponshartrain Causeway. Supported by 9,500 concrete pilings, the stretch has a reputation for unnerving drivers.
Built by the same company behind New York’s Brooklyn Bridge, Puente de Ojuela was completed in 1898 and restored as a public attraction in 1991. It has a main span of 271.5 metres so ‘no mires hacia abajo’ if you’re afraid of heights. That’s ‘don’t look down’ in Spanish.
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Made completely out of trees and vines, there’s something quite daunting about basically relying on the strength of plants to keep you in the air. A hugely popular tourist attraction, that doesn’t stop people from daring it however.
Live life on the edge during your next trip to the Swiss Alps with a scary stroll across Trift Suspension Bridge. Just reaching it is an achievement in itself as you first have to take a cable car in Meiringen, followed by a gondola and finally a two hour uphill hike.
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Ever wanted to defy reality and cross right through the middle of a river without getting wet? Well, you can do just that at the Moses Bridge – an entrenchment made up of a dry moat, banks with overgrown trees and mostly water.
Construída em 2011, durante a reforma do Fort De Roovere, na Holanda, a Moses Bridge foi projetada para fornecer uma passagem para turistas no local sem destruir o valor da estrutura defensiva do forte, por isso a ponte é quase invisível quando vista de longe. Halsteren #Netherlands #FortDeRoovere #MosesBridge #Ponte #Arquitetura #Engenharia #Construção #ConstruçãoCivil #ConstruLiga
Which of these bridges would you dare to tackle? Have you crossed any similarly scary stretches in the past? Comment below and let us know!
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