Sunday, May 11, 2014

World’s Scariest Bridges

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Langkawi Sky Bridge, Malaysia: 
This curvy cable bridge is suspended 700 metres above sea level and gives tourists the chance to walk among the mountain tops of the isle of Pulau Langkawi.

Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah: 
The three large, naturally formed bridges at this United States national site are an incredible sight to see. Made of sandstone, the bridges are among the largest natural bridges in the world. Sipapu is 82 metres in length, Kachina is 62 metres and Owachomo is 55 metres in length.

Si Du River Bridge, China: 
This bridge crosses the 500-metre deep valley of the Si Du River in the Hubei province of China, making it the highest bridge in the world.

Royal Gorge Bridge, Colorado: 
The bridge over the Arkansas River is a major tourist attraction near Canon City, Colorado. Built in 1929 for just $350,000, it's still the highest suspension bridge in America.

Millau Viaduct, France: 
The tallest vehicular bridge in the world with a height of 342.9 metres at its highest point opened in 2004. The bridge was designed by architect Norman Foster to have the "delicacy of a butterfly" despite being made of 36,000 tonnes of steel.

Capilano Suspension Bridge, British Columbia: 
This scary suspension bridge attracts more than 800,000 visitors a year, many of whom dare to cross the 136 metre long bridge. It is 70 metres above the ground.

Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina: 
Formed naturally by the moving water and shape of this famed glacier, this ice bridge looks a little too slippery for the average traveller to traverse. 

Shaharah, Yemen: 
This scary bridge was built in the 17th century to connect mountain-top towns in remote Yemen. It still stands today as a transportation route for locals and as a popular tourist attraction.

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Northern Ireland: 
This suspension bridge connects tiny Carrick Island with mainland Northern Ireland. The 20 metre-long bridge is maintained by the U.K.'s National Trust and attracts 247,000 visitors annually.

Hussaini Hanging Bridge, Pakistan: 
Try to ignore the remains of the previous rope bridge that has been reduced to tatters as you cross Pakistan's Borit Lake. The current incarnation of the bridge is nearly as frightening to cross, with unstable planks and wide gaps along the way.

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