These are the longest, highest and scariest suspension bridges around the world. Do you have the spine for it?
Looking at them today, bridges might not seem like a big deal since they have been around forever. But before them, the world was disconnected and separate.
While some are beautiful and others are scary, there’s something special about each and every suspension bridge around the world.
Royal Gorge Bridge, USA
Built in 1929, this bridge remains America’s highest suspension bridge nearly 90 years later. Finished within a time frame of six months, the bridge hangs 291 meters above the Arkansas River and is 390 meters long.
Osman Gazi Bridge, Turkey
Opened just two years ago, it is one of the longest bridges ever built. Almost 3 kilometers long, this six-lane motorway hangs over Gulf of Izmit, one of the most intense earthquake zones in the world
Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge, China
This bridge is not for everyone. Hanging 360 meters high, this skywalk is made from triple layered, steel-frame-supported, sledgehammer-tested, crystal-clear glass. When it was built, it was the world’s longest glass-bottomed suspension bridge, but it remains the highest.
Howrah Bridge, India
What is so incredible about this bridge is not its location, neither its height, nor its length. With more than 100,000 vehicles and one million pedestrians cross this bridge, along with tens of cows, it is the busiest bridge in the world.
Akashi Kaikyō Bridge, Japan
This bridge was built after two passenger ferries sunk in the Akashi Strait during the 1950s. Spanning 3,911 metres to connect Kobe and Awaji Island, it is currently the longest suspension bridge in the world.