Also known as Japan’s “scariest suspension bridge,” the bridge was built in the 1950s and unfortunately hasn’t been well maintained.
The bridge is located pretty much in the middle of nowhere, in Southern Japanese Alps called Musou Tsuribashi. It is made only from wire and a few wooden planks with a narrow passage for those daring enough to venture across.
Kawarau Bridge - New Zealand
A popular attraction, this bridge is 43 meters above the Kawarau River and in the middle of beautiful scenery located near Queenstown. The bridge is mainly used for commercial purposes, with a lot of people coming to bungee jump here.
The bridge is also part of the Queenstown Trail so it also gets used by walkers, runners and bikers who are passing over the area.
William Preston Lane Bridge - Maryland
Also known as the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, this bridge sits at 186 feet above the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. It stretches for almost 5 miles and carries 24 million cars a year.
. In 1967, the bridge was renamed after Lane, the governor of Maryland from 1947 to 1951, who promised to give the state “a system of highways second to none in the nation.” After increased traffic in the area, a parallel bridge was later built in 1973. The area often sees heavy storms and makes it difficult for drivers to see well. So definitely be careful.
Mackinac Bridge - Michigan
The mackinac bridge, which is also known as “Big Mac,” connects the upper and lower peninsulas of the U.S. state of Michigan. Its construction was complete in 1957 and the bridge spans 26,372 feet.
Since its construction, the bridge, as well as the upper peninsula, have become a major tourist attraction. While this bridge looks very safe (and it usually is) it does tend to receive really strong winds that in severe cases can send cars flying off of it. For those who prefer a different mode of transportation, there is also a ferry service.
Marienbruecke - Germany
Sometimes you give people bridges for their birthday, no? In 1840, Crown Prince Maximilian II built this bridge as a birthday present for his friend Marie. The two climbed mountains together.
It is a pedestrian bridge which is situated over a cliff and is popular with tourists due to its views of Neuschwanstein Castle. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking, both of the castle and of the deep gorge below. While the bridge has since been restored, the original banisters are still used.