Most Dangerous Bridges In The World

Posted by admin On 2/17/2010 6 comments

In an earlier post, we have discussed some of the roads that are listed among the most dangerous in the world … for driving. Today, we’d like to acquaint you with some of the world’s most dangerous bridges that are meant only for walking. These are the so-called rope hanging bridges. You can find a wide variety of these bridges in countries like India, Malaysia, Philippines, New Zealand, Pakistan, Nepal, as well as in the interiors of some other countries.

A bridge can prove to be dangerous for a variety of reasons; either because it’s very old, narrow, too high up above the land, over a quick river or if the wooden “floor” goes missing. What makes them dangerous is the fact that in spite of the condition of the bridge, they have to be used; as many a time, these pathways are the main or even the only way for the local inhabitants of a small village to reach a bigger city. Among all the bridges, the most popular among tourists are the hanging bridges. Let’s take a look at some of them.
Before we start, I’d like to make a small note that this post is not meant to be scientific or a historical fact-sheet. The intention is to provide some entertainment in the form of a picturesque fun post that may even hold a surprise element. If you have ever seen or been on any such bridges, let us know and we’ll add it to the post. Enjoy the post!

Hussaini – Borit Lake, Pakistan

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Northern Ireland

Aiguille du Midi at the Mont Blanc Mountain, France

Loboc Hanging Bridge, Philippines

Taman Negara National Park Bridge, Malaysia

Hanging Bridge of Ghasa in Nepal

Siju Hanging Bridge, India

Some Hanging Bridge in India

Hanging Bridge at Thenmala, India

Just some bridge in Philippines

Repovesi nature park Valkeala, Finland

Arenal Hanging Bridges, Costa Rica


A three kilometer hike through the Costa Rican rain forest. There are six suspension bridges, with the largest one at just under 100 meters long and 45 meters off the ground.

Hanging Bridge in Drake Bay, Costa Rica

Hanging bridge in Bohol, Philippines

Kambadaga, a village near Pita

Hanging Bridge at Trift Glacier, Switzerland

Kakum National Park Canopy Walkway

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is not only hanging bridges that are dangerous... anything man made is dangerous.. case in point, the interstate bridge crossing the Mississippi river in Minneapolis that colapsed in 2007... another bridge that colapsed across the columbia river.. a high tech suspention bridge...many bridges have fallen while traffic was driving across.

Anonymous said...

Yes, but these are not car bridges!

Anonymous said...

Ah but the challenge, life and limb, great adrenalen rush. Better than dope.

fuelcell said...

For the adventurer it is the gateway to the wilds-- it's an option; but for the poor natives it is the gateway to livelihood, medicine, education-- they have no choice!

Anonymous said...

i have been on the bridges in costa rica. dangerous my ass :/

Anonymous said...

Some of the bridges pictured here looked very dangerous, but yet others looked very sturgy, while maintained and able to handle the traffic without difficulty.