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Embrace the vertigo: the 15 most heart-stopping bridges
Posted on 22/11/2018


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If you suffer from gephyrophobia, a.k.a. a fear of bridges, you probably should avoid taking a stroll on one of these vertigo-inducing structures.

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  • Hussaini Hanging Bridge, Pakistan
    Hussaini Hanging Bridge, Pakistan

    The only thing you need to know about this bridge is that it is considered to be the most dangerous in the world. Fair enough, when you take into account the fact that it's a rope bridge in a more precarious state than most rope bridges, which is saying a lot. At the heart of northern Pakistan's wilderness, you'll find this perilous structure hovering above Borit Lake. Not only are many planks either missing or unsteady, but strong winds will also make the crossing even more arduous.

    Believed to have been damaged in 2011 during monsoon season, it is possible the bridge is even more in tatters now than it was before

  • Coiling Dragon Cliff, China
    Coiling Dragon Cliff, China

    This mesmerizing glass-floored bridge in the middle of China's Hunan province will make you feel like you are walking on clouds. The 328-foot-long glass skywalk belts Tianmen Mountain, and hopefully it is well fixed to the rocky wall. The cliffside platform offers a dizzying view of a 984-foot drop, that will definitely make you lightheaded as you stare into the misty emptiness that stretches below you.

  • Capilano Suspension Bridge, Canada
    Capilano Suspension Bridge, Canada

    Suspended over the Capilano River near Vancouver, this 450-foot-long bridge rises 230 feet above the water. Immersed in the dense, lush greenery, you'll be hypnotized by the serene atmosphere that reigns supreme in the place, which seems a world away from the hustle and bustle of nearby Vancouver.

    Other suspension footbridges were also recently opened between various Douglas fir trees, expanding the range of treetop attractions in the region.

  • Aiguille du Midi Bridge, France
    Aiguille du Midi Bridge, France

    L'Aiguille du Midi is a mountain in the Mont Blanc massif that has been turned into a huge tourist attraction, notably thanks to the breathtaking panoramic view you'll be able to enjoy from the overpass.

    If you don't think this bridge is vertiginous enough, you'll be delighted to know that an attraction has been built for you to take a step into the void. A tiny glass cage was installed right on the cliffside overlooking a 3280-feet precipice, which is guaranteed to be the most sensational part of your trip.

  • Langkawi Sky Bridge, Malaysia
    Langkawi Sky Bridge, Malaysia

    This curved pedestrian bridge situated at the heart of the verdant Malaysian forest can boast a 2,170-foot-high observation deck. The panorama from the aerial walkway is absolutely stunning, flaunting a never-ending horizon of lush mountains, valleys, rainforests, and the gorgeous Andaman Sea in the distance. For an adventure that is equal parts breathtaking and dizzying, head to Malaysia.