There are two kinds of people in the world: the adventurous ones who just want to cross every bridge they get the chance to, and the ones who are too afraid of heights to go near one. No matter which category you fall under, we have one advice: Do not look down!

 

Trift Bridge, Switzerland

Length: 170 m (560 ft)

Height: 100 m (330 ft)

Located in the Swiss Alps, this is one of the most unstable bridges in the world. It is open to the public only between June and October and is known to sway when the weather is windy.

Neue TriftbrŸcke (Juni 2009), Trift, Kanton Bern, Schweiz
Trift Bridge, Switzerland

 

Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge, New Zealand

Height: 43 m (141 ft)

The home of bungee jumping, this bridge in Queenstown was the world’s first commercial bungee jumping site.

Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge, New Zealand
Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge, New Zealand

 

Daedunsan Mountain Suspense Bridge, South Korea

Length: 40 m (131 ft)

Height: 50 m (164 ft)

This bridge is suspended 50 meters above Daedunsan Provincial Park, in South Korea. Perfect for anyone who loves a great deal of adrenaline.

Daedunsan Mountain Suspense Bridge, South Korea
Daedunsan Mountain Suspense Bridge, South Korea

 

U Bein Bridge, Myanmar

Length: 1.2 km (0.75 miles)

Built in 1850, it is believed to be the oldest and longest teak wood bridge in the world.

U-Bein bridge, Myanmar
U Bein Bridge, Myanmar

 

Chesapeake Bay Bridge, USA

Length: 8 km (5 mi)

Height: 57 meters at its highest point (186 ft)

Largest steel structure suspended in water, this bridge connects Maryland’s eastern and western shores.

Chesapeake Bay Bridge, USA
Chesapeake Bay Bridge, USA

 

Langkawi Sky Bridge, Malaysia

Length: 125 m (410 ft)

This curved pedestrian cable-stayed bridge in Malaysia was completed in 2005. The bridge deck is located 660 meters (2,170 ft) above sea level.

Langkawi Sky Bridge, Malaysia
Langkawi Sky Bridge, Malaysia

 

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Northern Ireland

Length: 20 m (66 ft)

Height: 30 m (98 ft)

This rope bridge was first erected by salmon fishermen in 1755 and connects two cliffs at Irish Carrick-a-Rede island.

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Northern Ireland
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Northern Ireland

 

Capilano Suspension Bridge, Canada

Length: 140 m (460 ft)

Height: 70 m (230 ft)

Considered one of the longest suspension bridges in the world.

Capilano Suspension Bridge, Canada
Capilano Suspension Bridge, Canada

 

Sidu River Bridge, China

Length: 1,222 m (4,009 ft)

Height: 496 m (1,627)

This highest bridge in the world spans such a great chasm that it had to be established using rockets.

Sidu River Bridge, China
Sidu River Bridge, China

 

Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge, China

Length: 430 m (1,410 ft)

Height: 360 m (1,180 ft)

Easily the most terrifying bridge to walk on, this one has a unique feature: the bottom is transparent because it was built out of glass.

Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge, China

 

Feeling adventurous yet?

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