Stunning Bridges In the World
1 Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge – China
When the bridge was first built, it could hold up to 800 visitors at a time. However, it attracted so many tourists that it actually had to close in order to ensure that the bridge could handle all the foot traffic, because its bottom is made of glass.
- Length: 1,411 ft
- Height: 984 ft
2 Trift Bridge – Switzerland
Built in 2004, it was rebuilt in 2009 to ensure the safety of all guests due to its large popularity.
- Length: 558 ft
- Height: 328 ft
3 Kazurabashi Bridges – Japan
Made of vines, the bridges used to be the only way that residents of the Iya Valley could connect to the rest of the world.
- Length: 144 ft
- Height: 39 ft
4 Storseisundet Bridge – Norway
From a certain angle, the bridge looks like it leads to nowhere, extending into the sky with no end in sight.
- Length: 853 ft
- Height: 76 ft
5 Rakotzbrücke Bridge – Germany
The bridge was specifically constructed to create a perfect circle when all the water is calm.
- Length: 180 ft
- Height: 49 ft at its peak
6 Royal Gorge Bridge – United States
Located in Colorado, the Royal Gorge Bridge is the highest suspension bridge in the United States.
- Length: 1,260 ft
- Height: 955 ft
7 Vitim River Bridge – Siberia
While the structural integrity is a little concerning, the bridge is also dangerous due to the constant ice that often covers the ground in the area, to its width of only 6 ft, and to its lack of rails.
- Length: 1,870 ft
- Height: 50 ft
8 Quepos Bridge – Costa Rica
This bridge is often referred to as the Bridge of Death.
- Length: Unknown
- Height: Unknown
9 Aiguille du Midi Bridge – France
If you have a particularly daring nature, you can step on a glass floor after you cross the bridge.
- Length: 1,020 ft
- Height: 12,605 ft
10 Taman Negara Canopy Walkway – Malaysia
The suspension bridge runs right through the trees of the wildlife park. Anyone who’s brave enough to cross it feels like they’re gliding through the top of a forest.
- Length: 1,739 ft
- Height: 131 ft
11 U Bein Bridge – Burma
Made in 1851, this bridge is a popular tourist attraction in Burma, which unfortunately makes it a hot spot for crime.
- Length: 3,967 ft
- Height: 20 ft
12 Bridge of Immortals – China
This bridge sits in the middle of a mountain range between two giant, jagged rocks, and it’s one of the highest in the world.
- Length: A few feet
- Height: 4,330 ft
13 Keshwa Chaca – Peru
This bridge is built according to the technique used by the Incas more than 500 years ago. The locals built this one with rope; they must have used about 10 miles of rope to make it!
- Length: 148 ft
- Height: 60 ft
14 Ghasa Hanging Bridge – Nepal
This bridge is mostly used by donkeys, cows and goats!
- Length: 1,128 ft
- Height: 443 ft
15 Puente de Ojuela – Mexico
While vehicles were once able to cross the bridge, it has now been transformed into a road strictly for pedestrians, as a car might not make it across.
- Length: 1,000 ft
- Height: 327 ft
16 Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge – North Ireland
This bridge, made mainly of rope, was constructed in 1755, nearly 265 years ago.
- Length: 66 ft
- Height: 98 ft
17 Hussaini Hanging Bridge – Pakistan
In addition to the bridge’s age, it is extremely narrow and happens to be missing many of the original wood planks. One misstep could send you tumbling into the Borit Lake below.
- Length: 633 ft
- Height: Unknown
18 Millau Viaduct – France
Built in 2004, the Millau Viaduct is one of the highest cable bridges in the world. It’s taller than the Eiffel Tower!
- Length: 8,071 ft
- Height: 1,125 ft
19 Moses Bridge – Netherlands
The name of this bridge comes from the prophet Moses who, like him, split the waters in two.
- Size: 538 square ft.
- Cost: $330,325
20 Piyan Mountain Bridge – China
There are about 60 glass bridges in China. One of them is located on Piyan Mountain, northeast of Longjing City. On May 7, 2021, the glass floor of the Piyan Mountain bridge shattered due to gusts of wind blowing at 90 mph, leaving a man trapped on the structure in a more than precarious position.
- Length: 1,411 ft
- Height: 330 ft
21 Ai-Petri Mount – Crimea
This bridge is located in one of the windiest areas of Crimea. On 125 days a year, winds can reach 110 mph.
- Length: 5,249 ft
- Height: 592 ft
22 Eshima Ohashi Bridge – Japan
The bridge rises steeply at the start in a 6.1% incline to allow ships to pass underneath.
- Length: 5,577 ft
- Height: 144 ft