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The World's 8 Scariest Bridges

One of the most common fears people possess is the fear of heights. If this sounds like you, we sure hope you do not ever find yourself walking on any of the following bridges (perhaps you’d feel safer during a confined variety of helicopter tours).  Check out some photos of the world’s scariest yet thrilling bridges:

1. The Aiguille du Midi Bridge, France

Nestled high in the French Alps, the Aiguille du Midi Bridge is not one for those with fear of heights. To make matters worse, the only way to get to this bridge is to ride a cable car 9200 vertical feet. Fortunately, the bridge itself is not very long so just keep focused on the horizon and take it one step at a time.

Aiguille Bridge
Aiguille du Midi Bridge, France. By the-tml

2. The Trift Suspension Bridge, Switzerland

The Trift Bridge was rebuilt in 2009 to give it better stabilization and higher hand rails.  It allows hikers to walk to the hut on the other side that has been inaccessible due to a retracting glacier.

trift bridge
Trift Suspension Bridge, Switzerland. By n3m3sj

3. The Capilano Suspension Bridge, Canada

The Capilano Bridge is surrounded by a lush forest.  It was originally built in 1889, and it is narrow and high off the ground, and excruciatingly shaky.

Capilano Suspension Bridge
Capilano Suspension Bridge. By MotorhomeRental

4. Mackinac Bridge, Michigan

This bridge may look modern and safe (which it is), but some people are so afraid to drive it that the Mackinac Bridge Authority actually have people that will drive your vehicle across the bridge for you and its completely free. The biggest fear is the wind, which can reach over 30 mph.

Mackinac Bridge
Mackinac Bridge, Michigan. By Joeldinda

5. Puente de Ojuela, Mexico

This creaky bridge scares even the biggest thrill seekers.  If you manage to get to the other side, however, you will find yourself in an old ghost town ready to be explored.

Puente de Ojuela
Puente de Ojuela, Mexico.  By c0d1g0

6. William Preston Lane, Jr. Memorial Bridge (Bay Bridge), Maryland

This biggest fear with this bridge is getting caught in the bad weather halfway through it.  If this happens, forget about having any good visibility!

bay bridge
William Preston Lane, Jr. Memorial Bridge (Bay Bridge), Maryland. By Radio Rover

7. Seven Mile Bridge, Florida

This bridge has an appropriate name as it really is 7 miles long.  Fair warning though, this bridge is in the prime location for the states’ notorious hurricanes.  Let’s just say this is the second time this bridge has been rebuilt.

Seven Mile Bridge, Florida
Seven Mile Bridge, Florida. By milan.boers

8. Iya Valley Vine Bridges, Japan

The original bridges were built by 2 single vines and slats of wood running across it.  Even though this bridge has now been reconstructed with wire and handrails, it is still an endeavor that should only be taken on by the strong-hearted.

Iya Valley Vine Bridges, Japan
Iya Valley Vine Bridges, Japan. By Hollywood North

Do you know of any spooky, old or decrepit bridges that didn’t make our list? Let us know in the comments below!

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