The bridge is one of the greatest inventions in the history of mankind. Bridges enabled our ancestors to get from one region to another without having to take lengthy detours or take their chances with rapid waters.
While many old bridges have undergone renovation, you may be surprised to see that some of them are still standing and are actually used by tourists to this day. Some more modern bridges, on the other hand, reach such breathtaking heights and lengths that they aren’t always for the faint of heart.
Hussaini Hanging Bridge (Pakistan)
The Hussaini Hanging Bridge is considered to be the most dangerous bridge in the world. You don’t need to stare long and hard at this photo to see why.
This rope bridge crosses over Borit Lake in the Upper Hunza. The bridge is poorly maintained and shakes viciously when you walk across it. If you take the wrong step, you’ll end up flying into the Hunza River below. Nonetheless, brave (or foolish) hikers like to test their bravery by crossing the bridge when they visit.
Langkawi Sky Bridge (Malaysia)
This curious-looking bridge in Malaysia is 400 feet above the ground and has been closed several times for maintenance purposes. Its reopening was delayed several times but it is now open for use, although not many people actually dare to cross.
At one point, the Sky Bridge was closed for two years because it was considered unsafe to use, while there was until recently a rumor going around in Langkawi that claimed the bridge could potentially collapse. We’ll be giving this one a miss but hey, you’re welcome to take the risk!