Friday, October 16, 2015

TERRIFYING BRIDGES



Would YOU dare to walk along these? The most TERRIFYING bridges on earth revealedIf you are afraid of heights you may wish to steer clear of Aiguille Du Midi in the Alps with its 9,200 ft dropThis bridge at least is sturdier than the rickety Hussaini bridge in Pakistan, constructed from tiny bits of woodHere are MailOnline Travel's selection of vertigo-inducing bridges that could scare even the bravest of travellers  


If you are afraid of heights you will probably want to look away now.
Here are some of the most precarious or just plain scary bridges that face brave adventurers around the world.
Those who suffer from vertigo may want to steer clear of the Millau Viaduct in France, which is the tallest bridge in the world. It has one mast that's a dizzying 1,125 feet above the ground.
One of the most harrowing suspension structures in the world is the Hussaini Hanging Bridge in Pakistan which features large, nail-biting gaps between tiny planks of wood.
It is not the only bridge that could scare even the calmest of explorers. Every year the local villagers in the Andes near Huinchiri, Peru reconstruct their grass-made Q'eswachaka Rope Bridges which tourists can pay a small fee to cross, before it disintegrates.
Fears were realised last week, meanwhile, when a glass-bottomed walkway on the Yuntai Mountain, Henan Province in China, shattered under foot, leaving tourists unharmed but screaming and the bridge closed for repairs.

Stomach-jolting: You have to have nerves of steel to risk death or serious injury when you take on one of the world's most dangerous trails - Mount Hua in China. It features stomach-churning drops, vertical ascents, steep staircases and narrow walkways, with only a small chain to cling onto
Stomach-jolting: You have to have nerves of steel to risk death or serious injury when you take on one of the world's most dangerous trails - Mount Hua in China. It features stomach-churning drops, vertical ascents, steep staircases and narrow walkways, with only a small chain to cling onto



















One way of getting across the Hunza River in the Karakoram Mountains of Pakistan is by the rickety Hussaini bridge, which consists of various pieces of wood strapped horizontally

A long way to go: Trift Bridge in Switzerland is the longest pedestrian-only suspension bridge in the Alps at 557 feet in length 
The Titlis Cliff Walk in Switzerland hangs 9842 ft above sea level and offers mountainous views - and sweaty palms - for those willing to travel across it









The Titlis Cliff Walk in Switzerland hangs 9842 ft above sea level and offers mountainous views - and sweaty palms - for those willing to travel across it

A glass-bottom walkway installed on the side of a cliff has cracked under the pressure of huge throngs during the week-long National Day holidays
Travellers' biggest fears were realised last week when a tourist dropped a mug on a glass walkway on the Yuntai Mountain, Henan Province, causing the floor to shatter. The attraction opened in September and has now been closed for repairs












Completed in 2004, the Langkawi Sky Bridge is built on top of the Machinchang mountain in Malaysia and hangs at about 328 ft above the ground. The walkway can accommodate up to 250 people at the same time and swings out over the landscape to give visitors a unique look at the landscape



























Completed in 2004, the Langkawi Sky Bridge is built on top of the Machinchang mountain in Malaysia and hangs at about 328 ft above the ground. The walkway can accommodate up to 250 people at the same time and swings out over the landscape to give visitors a unique look at the landscape
There are three vine bridges in Shikoku, the smallest of Japan’s four main islands, which are constructed using slats of wood placed between 7 and 12 inches apart, secured in place with two single vines - not recommended for those who prefer solid ground










There are three vine bridges in Shikoku, the smallest of Japan’s four main islands, which are constructed using slats of wood placed between 7 and 12 inches apart, secured in place with two single vines - not recommended for those who prefer solid ground
Suspended above the massive and foreboding ravines in Daedunsan Provincial Park in South Korea, the visitor  bridges and ladder-like walkways make for an adreneline-filled experience


















Suspended above the massive and foreboding ravines in Daedunsan Provincial Park in South Korea, the visitor bridges and ladder-like walkways make for an adreneline-filled experience

While it may look like one of the more secure bridges in the collection, the Millau Viaduct in France is so high it is often above the clouds. In fact at its highest point, the bridge is taller than the Eiffel Tower












While it may look like one of the more secure bridges in the collection, the Millau Viaduct in France is so high it is often above the clouds. In fact at its highest point, the bridge is taller than the Eiffel Tower
Hold on tight: Visitors can journey through the jagged needle-like pinnacles of Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park via wooden bridges with little support each side








Hold on tight: Visitors can journey through the jagged needle-like pinnacles of Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park via wooden bridges with little support each side
You won't want to stumble while walking across the Devil's Bridge in Red Rock-Secret Mountain Wilderness Area outside Sedona, Arizona, which has sheer drops either side of its arched structure








You won't want to stumble while walking across the Devil's Bridge in Red Rock-Secret Mountain Wilderness Area outside Sedona, Arizona, which has sheer drops either side of its arched structure
If you want to experience the rocky St. Gervasio gorges in Piedmont, Italy, one way is to go through it - via the tiny Tibetan bridge                                         If you want to experience the rocky St. Gervasio 
gorges in Piedmont, Italy, one way is to go through it - via the tiny Tibetan bridge across the rivers in Vietnam. Monkey bridges include one giant log for your feet, and another smaller one for your hands

Don't look down: The Royal Gorge Suspension bridge in Colorado is America’s highest suspension bridge at 1,053 feet above ground


Originally the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge in Northern Ireland only had one handrail. Thankfully today there are more robust safety features in place, but it is still a scary experience for those who gaze down on the rocks below
If you are heavy footed, you may wish to find an alternative way 
Originally the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge in Northern Ireland only had one handrail. Thankfully today there are more robust safety features in place, but it is still a scary experience for those who gaze down on the rocks below



















The Qeswachaka Bridge in Peru is an Inca rope bridge placed over canyons, gorges and rivers and is a handwoven bridge made out of a local grass called Qoya. Every year local villagers make the bridge, before it deteriorates through wear and tear




















This viewing platform at the Aiguille Du Midi mountain in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc more than earns its place on the list with its terrifying 9,200ft drop


















This viewing platform at the Aiguille Du Midi mountain in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc more than earns its place on the list with its terrifying 9,200ft drop
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