Thursday, June 25, 2020

The most dangerous pedestrian bridges in the world

If you like to feel the adrenaline in your veins, this article is for you. Which of us is not afraid of heights? However, it is one thing to look down while standing on the balcony of a skyscraper standing on the ground, another is to admire the beauties while on an unstable bridge. Wooden, steel, hanging, alive ... They are different, but they all have one thing in common - it is very scary to walk on them even for the most sophisticated travelers. Introducing the 10 most dangerous bridges in the world.

Hussaini Suspension Bridge, Pakistan

This bridge is located in the city of Hussaini, which is located at an altitude of 2600 meters, in the Pakistan region of Gilgit-Baltistan. Residents of villages on both sides of the Hunza River built a suspension bridge from local materials, which turned out to be of dubious strength, while this bridge is the only means of transportation. We don’t know how long it will last, but the worst part is that when you cross it, you can see the remains of the previous bridge. Viewing the Himalayan mountain ranges and Karkorams directly from the center of the river is a rather dangerous adventure, which only the most daring travelers can realize. In 1978, the Karakorum highway was completed and the region was connected, but inter-regional communication remains as difficult as it was 100 years ago.

Regular trips through this region include rickety cable and board bridges that cross mountain streams and rivers in Northern Pakistan. Among them is the Husseini Suspension Bridge, crossing Lake Borit in the upper Hunza. Many boards are missing, and a strong wind shakes the bridge when you cross it. The fact that the previous, older, broken bridge hangs in rags next to the “new” one calms nerves a little. Nevertheless, despite its dangerous appearance, Husseini is a relatively safe bridge and is a bit of a tourist attraction center.

10 most dangerous bridges in the world

Suspension bridge on the Trift Glacier, Switzerland
The Trift Bridge is thrown over Lake Triftsee, near Gadmen, Switzerland. About 20,000 visitors a year pass through it to see the Trift Glacier. To get to the bridge, you need to take the cable car in Meiringen, and then on the gondola. A difficult 1.5 hour climb uphill leads to the bridge.

This bridge allows you to see the Trift glacier in all its glory (although as a result you can die of dizziness). It was built in 2004, when it was no longer possible to cross from one side of the glacier to the other after losing the height of the ice. However, in 2009 it was replaced by a safer one. It is currently one of the longest cable suspension bridges in the world with a length of 170 meters and a height of 100 meters above the glacial lake.
Puente de Keswachaca, Peru
The Incas came up with a system of handmade roads and bridges with stems and plants intertwined along the Andes, which managed to stay alive over time. Despite the fact that the arrival of the Spaniards led to the fact that many bridges were abandoned, the Queshuachaca Bridge also know as rope bridge, about 100 kilometers south of Cuzco, can be seen the same way as 500 years ago. If you dare, you can now go 36 meters in length and look at the river of ferocious waters from a height of about 70 meters, as its creators did several centuries ago.
Captain William Moore Bridge, Alaska, USA
Captain William Moore Bridge is a 110-foot (34 m) suspension bridge on the Klondike Highway in Skagway, Alaska, United States, 17 miles (27 km) from Skagway. The bridge allows traffic to flow through the Moor Creek Gorge, which flows through a fault line.

Built in 1976, the bridge is already worn to such an extent that it needs to be replaced. A similarly designed replacement will also have a limited life, so it will in fact not be a bridge.
At first glance, this bridge in Alaska seems pretty safe, however, if you look at it a little more closely, you can start to be afraid. The engineers who developed its construction realized the danger associated with the position of the bridge over the active fault, and decided to give all the support to the structure at only one end to withstand the effect of a possible earthquake.
Skybridge, Russia
In the city of Sochi, in Russia, you can find one of the most impressive suspension bridges in the world called Skybridge, stretching 300 meters between two mountain peaks, and a glass-floored cliff-side pathway 1,900 meters above sea level on the side of the Tianmen Mountain. The bridge extends for a kilometer through the beautiful valley of Krasnaya Polyana and has facilities prepared for such “calm” events as bungee jumping from heights of 69 and 207 meters or zipline, reaching 70 kilometers per hour.
Mount Nimbus Bridge, Canada
Would you like to walk in the sky? On Mount Nimbus, Canada, you have a dangerous chance to do so. First, take a helicopter to get there, get up a little and cross this bridge, which moves like custard, at an altitude of 60 meters. Do not worry, there are security measures, but courage is not included in the package.

07. Taman Negara suspension bridges, Malaysia
Taman Negara suspension bridges, Malaysia
Compared to the other bridges on this list, their height is not so great, however, the group of suspension bridges of the world's oldest rainforest Taman Negara will cause dizziness even for the most daring. Over 510 meters and almost reaching the tops of thousand-year-old trees, this series of bridges passes, which are shaky moving under the feet of desperate tourists. Fear, panning and the feeling that you are so high in the middle of the jungle are incredible, but it is very scary ...
Bridge , Northern Ireland The rope bridge leading to Carrick Island in Ireland sways 30 meters above sea level. The 20 meters separating one rock from another were connected through this tiny bridge that fishermen on the rocky coast of North Antrim have used for 250 years to better access the places that salmon have chosen on their migration route. Currently, many tourists flock to this area, wanting to get their portion of adrenaline, strolling almost through the air and contemplating the landscape of the northern coast of Ireland.
El Caminito del Rey, Malaga, Spain
The Gaitanes Gorge in Malaga is the site of one of Spain’s most dangerous and impressive passes. Several tourists who made a free route died in it before it was repaired in 2015. Although at present, if safety rules are followed, nothing like this should happen, only the most daring can look from the bridges and platforms of this dizzying route across the Guadalhorse River.
The track was built in order to provide the hydroelectric power station workers at Chorro and Gaitanejo Falls with mobility equipment, as well as to transport materials and facilitate inspection and maintenance of the canal. Construction began in 1901 and was completed in 1905. King Alfonso XIII crossed the bridge in 1921 for the grand opening of the Conde del Guadalors dam, and it became known by its current name. The bridge is 1 meter (3 feet) wide and rises more than 100 meters (330 feet) above the river. 
Living Bridges Meghalaya, India
If you do not trust what a person could build, perhaps you trust nature itself even less. Then you cannot cross the bridges that were created in the wettest place on the planet, Meghalaya State in India. Hundreds of designs of the tree, known as the rubber fig tree, unite the people of the Hasi tribe, who have developed the technique for over five centuries. They proudly demonstrate the stability of their bridges, but who dare to cross a rubber bridge more than 30 meters high?

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