The concept of a bridge is to facilitate a smooth and safe link between two areas or mountains. But there are some bridges that despite serving their basic purpose (of connecting two areas), are dangerous and risky.
There are many factors like narrowness, old construction, usage of low quality material and so on, which are considered before terming a bridge ‘dangerous’.
Let’s have a look at some of the most dangerous bridges in the world:
1) The Eshima Ohashi Bridge is a two-lane concrete road bridge that links the city of Matsue in Shimane Prefecture to Sakaiminato in Tottori Prefecture, in Japan.
This bridge is the third largest of its kind in the world and looks more like a roller coaster than a road.
Langkawi Sky Bridge is a 125-metre curved pedestrian cable-stayed bridge, located at the peak of Gunung Mat Chinchang mountain, in Malaysia.
The bridge is 700 metres above the sea level and is easily accessible through the Langkawi Cable Car.
This bridge is perched on top of a high mountain, the Alps.
Despite being one of the world’s shortest bridges in terms of its length, it makes up for its horrifying height and spectacle.
Longjiang Bridge is the longest suspension bridge in Asia and is still under construction. It is expected to be open for public in the month of June.
The giant bridge, in Baoshan City of China’s south-western Yunnan Province, will span 2,470 metres and is 33.5 metres wide.
There are three bridges in Japan which are made using special kind of ropes and are over 100 years old.
This bridge provides a passage across the 148-foot gap above the Iya river.
The 180-metre-high, 300-metre-long bridge hangs in a valley in the Shiniuzhai National Geological Park in China’s Hunan province.
The 24 mm thick glass panes are 25 times stronger than other forms of glass. Steel frame has been used to support and encase the glass bridge.
Kuandinsky Bridge over the Vitim River is one of the most dangerous road bridges in the world.
Construction of the bridge was not completed, although it had begun more than 30 years ago. Local residents and travelers cross it at their own risk.
The Titlis Cliff Walk is a pedestrian bridge along the cliff of Mount Titlis in the Swiss Alps. The structure, which costs £1 million, is 330ft long but just 3ft wide.
Trift Bridge is one of the most spectacular pedestrian suspension bridges of the Alps. It is 100 meters high and 170 meters long.
Ghasa is a highly dangerous bridge, situated in Gus Village, Nepal.
Despite being very small and narrowly constructed bridge, not only adults, even the little children find no obstacle in crossing it.
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