Wednesday, May 13, 2009

World's Most Dangerous Rope Hanging Bridges

Here are some of the world’s most dangerous bridges that are meant only for walking. These are the so-called rope hanging bridges. You can find a wide variety of these bridges in countries like India, Malaysia, Philippines, New Zealand, Pakistan, Nepal, as well as in the interiors of some other countries.

A bridge can prove to be dangerous for a variety of reasons; either because it’s very old, narrow, too high up above the land, over a quick river or if the wooden “floor” goes missing. What makes them dangerous is the fact that in spite of the condition of the bridge, they have to be used; as many a time, these pathways are the main or even the only way for the local inhabitants of a small village to reach a bigger city. Among all the bridges, the most popular among tourists are the hanging bridges. Let’s take a look at some of them.

Hussaini - Borit Lake, Pakistan

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Northern Ireland

Aiguille du Midi at the Mont Blanc Mountain, France

Loboc Hanging Bridge, Philippines

Taman Negara National Park Bridge, Malaysia - That’s the world’s longest Canopy Walkway.

Hanging Bridge of Ghasa in Nepal

Siju Hanging Bridge, India

Some Hanging Bridge in India

Hanging Bridge at Thenmala, India

Just some bridge in Philippines

Repovesi nature park Valkeala, Finland

Arenal Hanging Bridges, Costa Rica
A three kilometer hike through the Costa Rican rain forest. There are six suspension bridges, with the largest one at just under 100 meters long and 45 meters off the ground.

Hanging Bridge in Drake Bay, Costa Rica

Hanging bridge in Bohol, Philippines

Kambadaga, a village near Pita

Hanging Bridge at Trift Glacier, Switzerland

Kakum National Park Canopy Walkway

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1 comment:

EDM-News said...

Kakum National Park Canopy Walkway seems very good for walks :)