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