Do you have a fear of heights? Does the idea of traversing a rickety old bridge high up on the mountains make you sweat? If so, then be prepared for what you’re about to see below. In the 10 pictures that follow, you’re going to get an up-close and person look at some of the scariest bridges in the entire world. From one with a glass bottom to others that seem like they’re just barely structurally sound, these bridges are downright frightening! So, prepare for bouts of vertigo, and let’s take a look!
1. Millau Viaduct (France)
Considered by many to be a marvel of contemporary engineering, you couldn’t pay some all the Euros in the world to cross it…
2. Langkawi Sky Bridge (Kedah, Malaysia)
Cantilevered out over a mountainside, this pedestrian bridge was actually closed to foot traffic beginning in 2014.
3. Canopy Walk (Ghana)
This thin bridge swings from treetop to treetop, giving those brave enough to traverse it the chance to see some wild creatures.
4. Aiguille du Midi Bridge (France)
All the way up in the Alps, this bridge may be short compared to others on this list, but it more than makes up for it through its ability to induce bouts of vertigo.
5. Mount Titlis Bridge (Switzerland)
Floating in the sky nearly 3,000 meters above the ground, this is certainly not a bridge for a person with a fear of heights to cross…
6. Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge (China)
Though structurally sound, you’ll find it hard not feel weak in the knees when you look 1,400 feet below through the bridge’s glass bottom.
7. Royal Gorge Bridge (Colorado)
Once the highest-up bridge in the whole world, this thing is still high up enough to keep most from crossing it…
8. Hussaini Hanging Bridge (Pakistan)
Just take a look at this bridge, which crosses Borit Lake, and you’ll understand why it’s frequently dubbed the most dangerous bridge in the world.
9. Puente de Ojuela (Mexico)
Built to sustain a former mining colony, this terrifying pedestrian bridge was actually designed by the same folks who designed the Brooklyn Bridge, which can be scary in its own way…
10. Vitim River Bridge (Russia)
Covered in ice almost every day of the year, only the sure footed are able to cross this rickety bridge without going over the side…