10 Of The World's Scariest Bridges

Would you cross these terrifying structures?

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. They built this suspension bridge over a gorge in Sri Lanka. Apparently director Steven refused to walk across it, so had to drive a mile and a half to reach the other side for filming. Photo: virginmedia.com
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. This man knows a thing or two about bridges. Photo: virginmedia.com

Whenever I see an insanely-high bridge, I always think of the poor bugger who has to build it.

Perched over icy precipices and raging, piranha-infested rivers, these men slog away without presumably dwelling on the high chance that they might fall hundreds of feet to their death.

There’s plenty of factors that makes bridges heart-stoppingly terrifying. Great heights is one. Disregard for safety barriers or even a stable floor is another.
If you’re scared of heights, look away now…
The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is spectacular, but it doesn’t have the same fear factor as some of these engineering feats.

We’ve put together the scariest bridges across the world – from an ancient handwoven Inca overpass in Peru to rickety wooden constructions in Pakistan that creak in the wind.

If you’re scared of heights, look away now. However, if you’ve always seen yourself as a bit of an Indiana Jones, then delve right in…

P.S. In Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, they built the suspension bridge (above) over a gorge in Sri Lanka for the film. Apparently director Steven Spielberg refused to walk across it, so had to drive a mile and a half to reach the other side for filming!

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