There are some scary bridges everywhere in the world but we’ve rounded up the top terrifying six with photos that capture how dangerous they really are. There’s no room for stumbling or taking a wrong step on any of these bridges or else you may plunge to your death.
Here are the six deadliest bridges and where you can find them–if you dare:
1-Captain William Moore Bridge, Alaska
This bridge looks sturdy, right? Well, the Captain William Moore Bridge is named after a man who was a steamship captain, minor and explorer. He was also at the center of the gold rush in British Columbia (1852-1872). He reportedly made and lost several fortunes in his lifetime. It’s a mystery why this bridge is named after him, but it sits 110 feet above Moore Creek Gorge and crosses over an active earthquake fault. Engineers anchored only one end of the bridge, so the bridge could avoid being torn to shreds as the ground below shifts. Doesn’t sound very sturdy now, does it?
2-SkyBridge, Sochi, Russia
We know the town of Sochi from the Olympics, but it’s also home to one of the world’s most impressive suspension bridges. SkyBridge is 1,400 feet long and almost 680 feet above the Krasnaya Polyana valley. There’s also a bungee jump in the middle of the bridge and a zip line more than 500 feet high called the Trollwire. It takes riders along at speeds of 70 mph!
3-Ferrata Bridge on Mount Nimbus – British Columbia
This bridge reportedly shakes like a leaf when you walk on it, and it’s the closest you’ll ever get to walking in the clouds. To get there, however, you need to be transported by a helicopter. It’s 200 feet long and 3,000 feet above ground. Crazy!
4-Hussaini Hanging Bridge – Hassaini, Pakistan
This bridge can be found in a small Pakistani town called Hassaini. It was built with all natural materials native to Pakistan and it sits high above the Hunza River. It has an breathtaking view of the Himalaya and Karakoram mountain ranges at its midway point. The original bridge was washed away during a monsoon in 2011, but a new bridge has been built in its spot. Let’s hope this one stays in place while humans are on it!
5-Trift Bridge – Gadmen, Switzerland
This bridge was born in 2004 after a glacier tongue that allowed visitors to reach the Swiss Alpine Club’s Trift Hut melted away. The original bridge was made of wood and steel cables. A new, safer one was built in 2009 (it’s 560-feet long – the longest pedestrian-only suspension bridge) to help people get to the Hut. This bridge is 330 above a glacier lake! Don’t fall!
6-Q’eswachaka Bridge – near Huinchiri, Peru
This is the only Inca bridge that still stands today. The Incas had an incredible system of roads and bridges made by weaving together vegetation. This was their route through the Andes. The Q’eswachaka Bridge is over 200 feet above a roaring river. Local residents renew the crossing with new ropes, mats for decking and more.