Bridges, in very simple terms connects us from one point to another. All bridges are made from different materials. These materials can be wood, bamboo or steel.

Interestingly, some of these bridges hold myths and stories that will scare you straight.

As a matter of fact, this article is not for the faint hearted, and definitely not for those with a phobia for height. However, if you are a profound lover of adventure, you would love this piece.

Who said travel can’t have a little edge to it?

Let’s take a look at 7 of the world’s most dangerous bridges

Royal Gorge Bridge.

The Royal Gorge Bridge in Colorado is the highest suspension bridge in the United States. That’s not the impressive part though.

The Royal Gorge Bridge

What makes this bridge so interesting is that it didn’t have any wind cables when it was built in 1929. Those were added decades later, and today, the bridge is quite a tourist attraction.

Monkey Bridges.

The Monkey Bridges in Vietnam are a series of bridges that offer access across the Mekong Delta.

The Monkey Bridges

What makes these bridges so popular is that they are made from single pieces of bamboo. This already looks scary and unstable.

Hussaini Hanging Bridge.

Located in Pakistan, the Hussaini Hanging Bridge is easily among the most dangerous bridges in the world.

The Hussaini Hanging River

The swinging bridge stretches across the Hunza river and is covered with all sorts of cracks. And to make matters worse, the tattered remnants of the old bridge hangs nearby. Talk about a scary movie.

Deception Pass Bridge.

Deception Pass Bridge is a Washington State bridge that connects two local islands. Prior to the construction of the bridge, these islands were only accessible via ferry.

The Deception Pass Bridge

Although the bridge itself looks safe, it is 180 feet high and quite intimidating. It actually looks like something out of a horror movie, but you got to agree it is a sight to behold.

Pontchartrain Causeway.

The Pontchartrain Causeway located in Pontchartrain, Louisiana, is only 16 feet high, but is the longest bridge to cross over water in the world.

Pontchartrain Causeway

What makes this bridge so scary, however, is that it is actually possible to lose sight of land somewhere along the way.  This reason make some people feel as though they are traveling across a never-ending bridge.

Eshima Ohashi Bridge.

Eshima Ohashi Bridge in Japan has a reputation for being terrifyingly steep. However, looks can be deceiving.

The Eshima Ohashi Bridge

Despite its appearance, which again is very terrifying, the bridge has a gradient of only 6.1% and is only about 144 feet tall. That being said, The Eshima Ohashi Bridge is not quite as unstable as it seems.

Sidu River Bridge.

The Sidu River Bridge in China has the title of highest bridge in the world, and connects Shanghai with Chongqing. For a bridge to earn to the title of highest bridge in the world, that already makes it dangerous.

The Sidu River Bridge.

Not only is this bridge sturdy, it also offers a great view. However, it is not the kind of place you should visit if you’re afraid of heights.

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