10 of the Scariest Bridges in the World

10 of the Scariest Bridges in the World

Existing in all shapes, sizes and heights, bridges have been useful in connecting people. In order for the society to survive, bridges have been used as a safe crossing for people travelling on foot, on horseback, and eventually by vehicles.

While crossing over an ordinary bridge may seem an easy task, passing over dilapidated and unstable bridges may activate gephyrophobia or the fear of bridges in you.

The famous saying “We’ll cross a bridge when we get there” may not seem applicable once you  see 10 of the scariest bridges in the world.

10. Vitim River Bridge – Russia

Since the wooden floor of this bridge becomes frozen and slippery during winter season, it is not advisable to pass this bridge during the harsh season since you and your car may end up in an unexpected ice bath.

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9. Millau Viaduct – France

Considered as the tallest (but not highest bridge) in the world, the bridge which has a maximum height of 1,125 feet is cable-stayed.

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8. Royal Gorge Bridge – Colorado

Known as the highest bridge in the world until it was surpassed by the Liuguanghe Bridge in China in 2001, the bridge located in a theme-park in Colorado will definitely trigger your fear of heights.

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7. Mackinac Bridge – Michigan

Spanning 8,615 feet, this bridge is regarded as the world’s 3rd longest totally suspended bridge. Sadly, three workers were killed while the infrastructure was being constructed.

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6. Lake Pontchartrain Causeway – Louisiana

The Guiness Book of World Record recognised it as the longest bridge over water. Since it is only supported by a massive amount of concrete pilings, crossing over is risky.

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5. Musou Tsuribashi – Japan

This scary suspension bridge, which was built more than 50 years ago, has no rails.

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4. Estrada Puerto Suarez – Bolivia

Long and unstable, the narrow and single-lane bridge is often passed by trains.

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3. Volgograd Bridge – Russia

The bridge over Volga river in Russia swings wildly when the weather is windy.

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2. Quepos Bridge – Costa Rica

Cars can only cross at one direction at any one time in this immensely narrow and rickety bridge. That means cars on the other direction will have to wait for their turn.

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1. Sidhue River Bridge – China

With a height of more than 460 meters, the suspended bridge, which stretches more than 1,300 meters, is known as the highest bridge in the world.

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