When adventure runs in your bloodstream, dangerous only means more exciting. Let’s imagine a scenario. You’re walking on a long bridge, you’re surrounded by nature and you just stand there soaking in its beauty. How beautiful does it sound? Bridges are always surrounded by the most romantic views. If you’re an adventure enthusiast who thinks he/she has seen it all, then think again. Let me introduce you to the most dangerous bridges in the world that must be on the list of every travel enthusiast. Take a look!
1. Marienbrucke Bridge – Germany:
I’m sure that when you think about traveling the whole world, Germany is definitely in the top 5 must-visit countries. The Marienbrucke Bridge in Germany is popularly known as the most dangerous bridge in the world. It is constructed close to the Bavarian Alps and connects two cliffs to each other. Not only is this bridge famous among tourists for its precarious nature, but also for its extraordinary views of the Neuschwanstein Castle.
2. Vitim River Bridge – Russia:
If you’re planning to visit Russia, you would’ve surely heard the tales of one of the world’s most spectacular bridges – the Vitim River Bridge. This river bridge is one of the most unstable bridges in the world. It is only six-foot-wide and hence, you cannot drive your car over it. Furthermore, the bridge is covered with ice throughout the year and has no railings because of which only a handful of people in the world have dared to cross it. Can you be one of those heroes?
3. Royal Gorge Bridge – USA:
If you’re scared of heights, then it’s time to face your fear on the world’s highest bridge – the Royal Gorge Bridge. This bridge in the state of Colorado, United States was built in 1929 and was titled as the world’s highest bridge until 2003. It’s an excellent tourist attraction and if you want to soak in the beauty of Southern Colorado, then you’ve got to visit this bridge.
4. Trift Bridge – Switzerland:
Who would’ve thought that the country popularly known as the heaven on Earth, Switzerland, would be home to one of the most dangerous bridges in the world. I’m talking about the Trift Bridge that is located in the Alps of Gadmen. This bridge is almost 180 meters long and 110 meters. You’d be surprised to hear that this pedestrian bridge welcomes nearly 20,000 tourists every year.
5. Capilano Suspension Bridge – Canada:
Suspension bridges are known to be one of the most dangerous kinds of bridges in the world. And the Capilano Suspension Bridge located in North Vancouver, British Columbia, sure takes things to the next level. This bridge is almost 450 feet long and 230 feet high. It was first built in 1889 and sees a footfall of nearly 1.2 million visitors a year.
Bridges are certainly a dramatic representation of human imagination and craftsmanship. The bridges listed above are outright dangerous and that’s what makes them interesting to look at. So, when you’re planning your next adventure trip, be sure to include these bridges in your bucket list for an experience of a lifetime!