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10 Most Dangerous Bridges In The World

Long history of bridges tells us that bridges are most reliable, secure and safe. Nevertheless, there are a number of bridges, a simple look at which is enough to conclude about the hazards they might carry, therefore you should cross them at your own risk and only. We have here 10 Most Dangerous Bridges in the World. Don't opt for these bridges if you are afraid of heights and slow at moving. Let's see which they are.

MARIENBRUCKE- GERMANY
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It holds the title for the world's most dangerous bridge; this bridge is situated in Germany, built to connect two cliffs to each other, this stunning yet dangerous bridge is constructed close to the Bavarian Alps. A walk across this bridge would really make your heart race and one ought to think twice before stepping on it, especially you have the fear of heights.

HUSSAINI HANGING BRIDGE - NORTHERN PAKISTAN
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Hanging high with the poorest of suspensions and constructed with poor material, this simple wood and rope bridge risks getting washed away by the harsh weather and the water below. It is found in the remote regions of Northern Pakistan.

AIGUILLE DU MIDI - FRANCE
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With 12,600 feet above sea level, this bridge is found in France, it gets support from 2 of the highest peaks of the French Alps. Other than walking up the mountain to the bridge, one can take a cable car system. From its observation deck, people are able to see three different countries; France, Switzerland and Italy. It is also said that on a clear day one can see Matterhorn. People are advised to carry sun-screens to shield themselves from the rays of the sun and those reflected off by snow and ice.

MUSOU TSURIBASHI BRIDGE - JAPAN
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Constructed in 1950, Musou Tsuribashi is in the middle of nowhere and in case you fall you should not expect any help. Worse, this mountain is so steep and it is scaled using series of chains that have been put in stones. The bridge is poorly maintained and the planks are thin, so there is likelihood of your legs passing through them.

TRIFT BRIDGE - SWITZERLAND
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This 180 meters long and 110 meters high bridge is located in the Alps of Gaden in Switzerland. It was built in 2004 as a means to reach the Trift hut of the Swiss Alpine Club and was a dangerous simple rope ridge, it was later reconstructed in 2009 to give it a few improvements. Before its construction, visitors traveled to the Hut by means of the Trift glacier.

KAKUM NATIONAL PARK CANOPY WALKWAY, AFRICA
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This interesting yet dangerous forest always remains full of tourists despite the fact that the forest floor of Kakum national park lies 76 feet below. The only support this bridge has is the two ropes on either sides. The wood used for its construction has been damaged. The bridge is so narrow that two people cannot walk side by side.

TAMAN NEGARA NATIONAL PARK BRIDGE - MALAYSIA
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This long suspended Malaysian bridge expands in an area of 550 meters, at the height of 40 meters. Every day hundreds of local people and tourists go across the bridge to the other side, and during the rainy season the bridge remains wet which makes it extremely difficult to cross.

VINE FOOTPATHS AKA BRIDGES, JAPAN
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This footbridge is located in Ivy valley, over the Iya River and has been spaced with 13 inches from the two sides of the mountains. These original bridges were built with the help of slats of wood. Now, the reconstructed and rebuilt bridges have been equipped with wire and hand rails.

CARRICK-A-REDE ROPE BRIDGE - UK
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With a length of 65 feet, this pathway bridge is found in Antrim town, Northern Ireland. Held up at the height of 100 feet, it takes a lot of courage and confidence to go across this light suspension of rope.

THE MONKEY BRIDGES
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Located along Mekong Delta, the name comes from the monkey-like posture you assume when crossing it, these bridges are not much high like the rest but the risk of falling off or that of any of them collapsing is high. The bridge itself is generally constructed from one long bamboo log with another one above it to serve as a handrail. The supports for these logs are just a series of more bamboo, crisscrossed to hold the logs at their intersection point.

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