Most Dangerous Rope Bridges around the World
There are many dangerous bridges in the world and some are still being used by many people in spite of the obvious threat their usage poses. Some are so narrow that it’s a nightmare to cross them; some are constructed poorly or are handcrafted by local people as in the case underdeveloped countries. However, some have been renovated and preserved as heritage and are quite safe to use. Rope bridges however still make us fearful but are a reminder of the ancient architectural skills that existed in a time when machines weren’t as common. Read below to get an idea about some of the most dangerous bridges in the world.
Ghasa is one of the most dangerous rope bridges in the world. It is located in Nepal in a remote Gus village, not only is it made narrow but also very small. However, each day it is used by a number of people to cross over to the other side and is also used by cattle.
Carrick-a-Rede Bridge, UK
Located in Northern Ireland; this bridge sands at a height of about 30 metres. The bridge itself keeps suspending so it is not for the faint hearted and requires a bit of courage if you are to attempt crossing it.
Vine Bridges, Japan
These tiny bridges are located in Ivy valley, Japan. Constructed in ancient times for the soldiers to cross easily, some have stood the test of time and continue to exist today. Located between the Repovesi Nature reserve and the Iya river, these bridges are one of the most dangerous ones in the world.
Kakum Bridge, Ghana
The bridge in Kakum National Park, Ghana is located inside the dense forests of Ghana in Africa. Supported simply by rocks on either side, it is a very dangerous bridge to cross but has managed to be very popular with the tourists. No major accidents till date have been recorded.
The Trift Bridge in Switzerland is another man made marvel and you cannot help admiring this feat of engineering. It is 180 metres in length and 110 metres in height. It underwent some renovation in 2009 and the sides have no support at all, not even ropes!
Musou Tusribashi Bridge, Japan
Located in Japan, it was constructed way back in the 50’s and is very dangerous. There is hardly any space because of its small dimensions but is used by many people every day.
Aiguille du Midi, France
Located some 12600 feet above the ground, this dangerous bridge is located in France. It is well supported on all sides but is still a nightmare to cross especially those who are afraid of heights.
Foot Bridge, Pakistan
There are plenty of foot bridges in Pakistan, each one more dangerous than the other. Constructed poorly, these bridges in most cases were constructed by non experts and are designed poorly. They are more like woods jammed together and tied with rope. Not recommended for the faint hearted.