The worst bridges in the world
Bridges may not only be an extremely useful piece of architecture, but also the real extreme ride, especially for those who are afraid of heights. In this collection you will see the bridges, the majority of which scared even to come close, not that walk or drive on them. However, fans of thrills surely add some of the following bridges to the list of places required to visit.
1. Bridge Royal Gorge, Colorado, USA.
The highest suspension bridge in the United States is above the river Arkansas, its elevation is 291 meters. It was built in 1929, and in 1989 has undergone improvements, thanks to which it is not so hard shakes in the wind. What was it like to go over a bridge on a windy day to this, and it is difficult to imagine.
2. Bridge Thrift, Switzerland.
The longest suspension bridge in the Alps, which is built at an altitude of 100 meters above the lake Thrift. The bridge was built in 2004. The local power company for hydraulic and electrical installation works in Triftskogo glacier area, and since then he is very popular among tourists.
3. Mackinac Bridge, Michigan, USA.
The suspension bridge across the Straits of Mackinac, total length of 8038 meters. Due to the fact that on the bridge there are areas where the wind speed reaches 50 km / h, some drivers do not risk to lead personally their car across the bridge. They use the services of a special service, where staff free trafficked cars across the bridge Mackinac.
4. The bridge Puente de Ohuela, Mexico.
The bridge height of 109 meters, laid over the gorge, was originally built in the XIX century. He was later improved by making safe, but the creaking wooden planks underfoot still scare tourists passing over the bridge. On top of all, the bridge is still a ghost town Ohuela, the oldest settlement of the miners.
5. The bridge Hussaini, Pakistan.
During the construction of this bridge was not used digital laser rangefinder. Perhaps even an ordinary tape measure has not been applied. The bridge of ropes and planks built over the river Guntsy. It is considered extreme, not only because of the large gaps between the boards, but also due to the constantly blowing strong wind that shakes the already precarious bridge.
6. Bridge U Bein Bridge, Myanmar.
The wooden bridge across the lake Tauntome longer than a kilometer, connecting the city with the nearby village of Amarapura. It was built approximately in the middle-end of the XIX century teak. A distinctive feature of the bridge - no railing.
7. Bridge Deception Pass, Washington, USA.
The bridge height of 55 meters, connects Whidbey Island to Fidalgo and Deception Pass National Park. If the trip is on this bridge will seem impressive enough, try to walk over a roaring stream along a narrow footpath on the edge of the bridge.
8. Bridge Canopy Walk, Ghana.
Bridge in Kakuma National Park, built for the tourists could explore the fascinating local natural attractions. However, for a walk on the narrow, high and looked very rickety bridge we need strong nerves.
9. The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, Louisiana, USA.
The bridge actually consists of two parallel bridges with a length exceeding 38 kilometers. Some with great difficulty, dare to ride over this bridge, because after 13 km of road you can not see land in any direction.
10. The Millau Viaduct, France.
Cable-stayed bridge over the river Tarn, whose height is 245 meters. Driving along the bridge, you are roughly at the height of the Eiffel Tower, and sometimes from the window you can see a plane flying on the same level with you.