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The Most Frightening and Exotic Bridge in the World
This is the best day for me to write again about travel. Travel is the most interesting topic for me. From travel I can share beautiful place from all over the world. But now I’ll share about bridge. Bridge is the part of beautiful place. Bridge has a lot of benefit for human as transportation. Bridge helping people to connected from one place to other places. By the bridge we can see the beauty of rivers. Bridges as an icon for a city and the city became famous because of this. For good example is "Golden Gate" in San Francisco. I thought we all knew about “Golden Gate”. This is the most famous bridge in USA, Golden Gate as the icon of San Francisco. Golden was built in 1937, during the next 37 years this bridge was known as the longest bridge in the world. Golden Gate Bridge itself was the result of the massive project and it proposed by Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Golden Gate bridge project spent about $ 27 Millions. The length of the Golden Gate Bridge is nearly 2 km.
The bridge also talked about the culture. We know the culture from the people who live at that place and always pass this bridge. As the icon from a place, actually there are many beautiful bridges in the world, even in my country. From this hub I’ll share the most frightening and exotic bridge in the world. For someone who love walking and hiking maybe this is one of amazing experience for them. That's why most of these bridges become tourist attraction.
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Ireland
This bridge is located in near Ballintoy, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The bridge connects the mainland to the tiny Carrick Island. Carrick-a-Rede Rope bridge under the control of National Trust. Actually this area is covering two hundred feet and thirty feet above the rocks. But now, this bridge became tourist destination with 247,000 visitors in 2009. There’s a thrilling experience when the wind blows over the bridge. It’s so frightening and challenging, if you're afraid of heights.
Royal Gorge Bridge, USA
Royal Gorge Bridge is known as a tourist attraction near Canon City, Colorado. This bridge is located in a 360-acre park. The bridge with height about 955 feet (291 m) above the Arkansas River, and holds the record for the highest bridge in the world from 1929 until 2003 before it was defeated by Beipanjiang River Bridge in China. This is type of a suspension bridge with a main span 938 feet (286 m). Royal Gorge Bridge has length about 1260 feet (384 m) and width about 18 feet (5.5 m) with the number of wooden boards about 1292.
Hunza River Bridge, Pakistan
This bridge is located in in the Northern Areas of Pakistan. From Wikipedia the river is formed by the confluence of the Kilik and Khunjerab nalas (gorges) which are fed by glaciers. From the picture below this is terrifying bridges are enough to inspire vertigo in anyone. It’s like flying hundreds of feet in the air above hard rock from step by step above wooden board, a taut rope and your balance is the most important thing. With this condition make us easy to slip, just be careful!
Capilano Suspension Bridge, Canada
This bridge is one of Vancouver's top attractions. With breath-taking attraction make tourist want to pass this bridge. This is type of suspension bridge with spans 450 feet across and 230 feet above North Vancouver's spectacular Capilano River. Don’t worry, this bridge is very strong. That’s why more than 850,000 visitors each year who have crossed Capilano Suspension Bridge. We can enjoy the spectacular "wild side" which features the Living Forest display and we will cross over Capilano River. Just enjoy the fresh air around the forest. You will never find this experience in the big city with the pollutions.
Hiking is a good activity for most of people. The perfect day while hiking when the sun shines brightly, the sky looks clear and beautiful. Don’t forget if you have a plan to visit the Swiss Alps by hiking. You can pass this bridge. This is one of the most spectacular pedestrian suspension bridges of the Alps, in central Switzerland. With height about 100 meters (300 feet) and 170 meters long (550 feet) above the Trift Lake. That’s why it’s called the Trift Bridge.
Rope Bridge, Peru
Inca rope bridge is the simple suspension bridges above valleys and ravines to provide access for the Inca Empire. The bridge type is suitable for the Inca people who did not use the wheel transportation and simple traffic to pedestrian, even for animal guides. Incas use natural fiber which is found in the local vegetation to build bridges. These fibers are woven together to create a strong enough rope. There are two additional wires that act as a fence. Local farmers have a role of maintaining and repairing the bridge, so the function always running well until now. This bridge is located in Apurimac Canyon along the main road from the north of Cuzco. This bridge called Keshwa Chaca.
Sky Bridge, Langkawi Island (Malaysia)
The location of this bridge is on the island of Langkawi, Malaysia. Flying at an altitude of 687 m above sea level, offers the beautiful views of the Andaman Sea and Thailand's Tarutao Island. The view from the bridge is actually made people hold their breath. With curve design gives a different perspective of the scenery. The sky bridge is one of the most spectacular bridges in the world. This bridge can pump our adrenaline. Bridge cables were hung by only one supporting pole. The pole has 95 yards length attached by 8 wires as counterweight. This bridge has length about 136 meters and 2 meters width. Remember when you are in front of the bridge, actually you are standing 687 m above sea level.
Puente de Ojuela, Mexico
Ojuela is mining settlements located in the northwestern city of Durango, in northern Mexico. And the local people called this "Puente de Ojuela". The original bridge was designed by Roebling's brother. Puente de Ojuela is well known as the third longest suspension bridge in the world at the first time of construction. Recently, it was rebuilt by Peñoles Company.
Konitsa Bridge, Greece
The old bridge of Konitsa stretches above the river of Aoos, one of the highest of its kind in Greece. This bridge is located in Vikos-Aoos National Park and the river completely covered with water in winter. If you see the detailed picture below, there’s a small bell below the top of the bridge. The local villagers say that when the wind is strong enough so this bell rang and produce sound. At that time is too dangerous to cross the bridge.
Aiguille du Midi bridge, French
Actually this is a short bridge in mountains Alps, France. Actually this bridge is standing at about 328 feet high near the town of Gadmen in the Swiss Alps. Don’t worry with the safety, stabilizer cables is working to prevent the bridge from swinging because of the strong wind. We can see the beautiful of scenery of Mont Blanc massif near Chamonix (12,605 feet above sea level). The structure provides an adrenaline rush.