17 Bridges Around the World That Are Terrifyingly High 

Bridges can be incredibly daunting to cross over, especially if you’re scared of heights. Some are extremely high and others feel like they could break with any step. Here are 17 bridges around the world that are terrifyingly high. 

Royal Gorge Bridge, Colorado, USA

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You’ll find this bridge in Canon City, suspended over the Arkansas River. It’s a huge 956 feet, making it incredibly high and not something to cross if you’re scared of heights. If you aren’t, then you can expect some incredible views. It’s the highest suspension bridge in the United States.  

Trift Bridge, Switzerland

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If you aren’t afraid of heights, this bridge will provide some spectacular views. For example, My Switzerland writes, “The Trift Bridge is one of the most spectacular pedestrian suspension bridges in the Alps. At 100m high and 170m long, it’s poised above the region of the Trift Glacier, with spectacular views guaranteed for those with a head for heights.”

Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge, China

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At 1,180 feet and also featuring a glass bottom, this bridge is a strong competitor when it comes to the world’s most terrifying bridge. It’s also the world’s longest and highest glass-bottom bridge. If you’re not afraid of heights, then you can try out activities such as zip-lining. 

Aiguille du Midi Bridge, France

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This bridge may not be long, but its height makes up for it. The bridge is 12,500 feet above sea level and is located in the Alps. The Aiguille du Midi Bridge is another that has a glass bottom, allowing you to peek down into the abyss. 

Capilano Suspension Bridge, Canada

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You’ll find this bridge 230 feet above the Capilano River in North Vancouver. The bridge is seen as a top tourist destination as it brings in over 800,000 visitors per year. People find it thrilling to walk over the swaying attraction, thanks to its wire cable design. 

The Old Bridge of Konitsa, Greece

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The Old Bridge of Konitsa is located near Vikos-Aoӧs National Park. The bridge is 115 feet high, and its rounded style isn’t for the fainthearted. The arched design of this bridge makes it appear charming from a distance, but it can seem intimidating as you get closer. 

Eshima Ohashi Bridge, Japan

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This bridge is known for its optical illusion of appearing incredibly steep, almost resembling a rollercoaster. The Eshima Ohashi Bridge is 147 feet tall and was constructed in 1997. It connects the cities of Matsue and Sakaiminato and spans a huge one mile. 

Puente de Ojuela, Mexico

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Hanging 327 feet above a canyon in Mexico, this is a restored 19th-century suspension bridge. It’s well-known for its historical significance, thrilling height, and leading to a ghost town. The Puente de Ojuela has attracted many visitors, especially those looking for adventure. 

The Brave Men’s Bridge, China

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This is called the Brave Men’s Bridge because it’s a glass bridge suspended 600 feet above the ground. It spans 1,000 feet across the Shiniuzhai National Geological Park, which is what makes it so terrifying to walk over. The bridge used to be made of wood, but it was changed to glass to make it a more thrilling experience. 

Kakum Canopy Walk, Ghana 

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Amizade writes, “The canopy walk at Kakum National Park is made up of 7 bridges that extend a length of over 330 meters and rest over 30 meters above the forest floor.” If you’re brave enough to walk across this bridge, then you’ll come across a unique perspective of the rainforest. 

Oribi Gorge Swing Bridge, South Africa 

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The Oribi Gorge Swing Bridge is suspended at 165 meters above a forested gorge in South Africa. It’s not just a crossing to another part of the forest; it’s also a terrifying or exhilarating swinging experience, depending on your fears. However, if you do walk across the bridge, you’ll have some magnificent views.   

Daedunsan Suspension Bridge, South Korea 

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This suspension bridge can be found in Daedunsan Provincial Park. The bridge is a towering 432 feet tall and suspended over rocky terrain. If you’re brave enough to cross this bridge, then there’s a beautiful, panoramic view of the mountains. It draws many visitors thanks to its beauty and terrifying height.  

The Bridge of Immortals, China 

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The Bridge of Immortals is situated in the Yellow Mountains. To get to the bridge, you have to walk across dangerous and rocky terrain. Even though it’s suspended high above ground, it’s only a short bridge but has sharp drops on either side. It’s known for its breathtaking experience, but it can also send chills down your spine.     

Sunshine Skyway Bridge, Florida, USA

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This long and high bridge stretches across Lower Tampa Bay and connects St. Petersburg to Terra Ceia. It’s 430 feet, which can make it quite hard to drive over if you’re scared of heights. It’s also known for its history, where there was a freighter collision in 1980 that caused the bridge to collapse. 

George Washington Memorial Bridge, Seattle, USA

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Also known as the Aurora Bridge, Advisor Travel writes, “The bridge is 2,945 ft (898 m) long, 70 ft (21 m) wide, and 167 ft (51 m) above the water, and is owned and operated by the Washington State Department of Transportation.” The bridge connects the neighborhoods of Fremont and Queen Anne. 

Cold Spring Canyon Bridge, California, USA

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Located in the Santa Ynez Mountains in California, this bridge is a terrifying 400 feet in height. It also spans 1,214 feet across a beautiful canyon. While the bridge offers incredible views of the mountains, especially when driving across, it can also feel daunting.

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