10 Astounding, Terrifying Bridges Around the World
Are you brave enough to experience these sky high bridges spanning the globe from Colorado to Costa Rica?
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Royal Gorge Bridge, Canon City, Colorado
Part of the fun of traveling to new destinations is seeing natural wonders and spectacular views of the regional landscapes. It’s even better when you can get a bird’s eye view from a supreme high point like a hanging or suspension bridge. For those who don’t have a fear of heights, you can get a thrilling overview of the surrounding peaks and valleys of Royal Gorge Park in Canon City, Colorado from their famous Royal Gorge Bridge.
The Capilano Suspension Bridge, North Vancouver, Canada
One of the most popular tourist attractions outside Vancouver, British Columbia is Capilano Suspension Bridge Park where you can view towering evergreens and cedar-scented rainforests from 110 feet above the forest floor.
Titlis Cliff Walk, Engelberg, Switzerland
Billed as the highest suspension bridge in Europe, the Titlis Cliff Walk is 3,041 metres above sea level and gives visitors a magnificent view of the surrounding glacial peaks as well as the abyss below.
The Drift Creek Suspension Bridge, Lincoln City, Oregon
Hikers and nature lovers visiting Oregon’s coast shouldn’t miss a trip to the Siuslaw National Forest where they can explore trails through the lush forests, see a 75-foot waterfall and survey the age-old trees and various plant life from the 240 foot long Drift Creek Suspension Bridge.
Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
There are numerous activities awaiting travelers at Mistico Park in La Fortuna, Costa Rica such as guided birdwatching tours, a natural history walk and an expedition to one of the world’s most active volcanos. But a major highlight is their self-guided walking tour of the rainforests featuring 15 crossing bridges, 6 of them hanging far above the jungle below.
Carrick-a-Rede, Ballintoy, Northern Ireland
Linking the Northern Ireland mainland to the tiny island of Carrickarede is the famous Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge which is a favorite Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge tourist attraction. The swaying bridge, which is suspended over a gorge with the crashing surf below, can be a frightening experience. But adventurous hikers who brave the bridge will be treated to spectacular views of the volcanic landscapes and surrounding coastal sightlines.
El Caminito Del Rey, Malaga, Spain
At one time the almost 8-kilometer footpath known as El Caminito Del Rey near Malaga, Spain was considered highly dangerous for the inexperienced hiker. Due to recent restorations, it is now much safer and allows visitors stunning views of the canyon, the Guadalhorce River and local wildlife from its path along a sheer cliff face.
Illawarra Fly, Knights Hill, Australia
Located in the Southern Highlands of Australia, Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures offers several fun activities for the entire family that include a zipline tour and bushwalks and sunrise excursions through the local flora and fauna. Best of all is the treetop walk that takes you across 500 metres of steel walkway and culminates in a breaktaking view from Knights Tower, rising 45 meters above the rainforest below.
Columbia Icefield Skywalk, Jasper National Park, Canada
Experience giant glaciers, waterfalls, wildlife and other wonders of the Sunwapta Valley in Jasper National Park from the Columbia Icefield Skywalk, a platform that towers 918 feet above the surrounding terrain.
Thermopolis Swinging Bridge, Thermopolis, Wyoming
One of the best kept travel secrets in Wyoming is located in the Hot Springs State Park in Thermopolis. Not only can you enjoy the soothing 104 degree thermal waters but also see roaming bison herds and test your courage on the famous swinging bridge (first built in 1916, restored in the 1990s) which offers lovely views of the river and rock terraces.