28 Terrifying and Dangerous Suspension Bridges You Can Walk Over – But Should You?

Suspension bridges, also known as rope bridges, are a very old type of bridge where the bridge deck rests on two or more parallel cables that carry the entire bridge load. If you’ve ever crossed one, you’ll remember the feeling when the bridge’s deck moves under your feet as you walk. There’s everything from old, wooden bridges to modern, architectural masterpieces with glass floors – You will find them all in this list of the world’s 28 most terrifying and dangerous suspension bridges. You can walk over them all – But should you?

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Baglung Parbat Footbridge, Nepal

The Baglung Parbat footbridge claims to be the longest suspended footbridge in the world (as of July 2021), with a length of 576 meters (1,860 ft). It spans the Kaligandaki River valley and hangs 122 meters above the river. The br… Read full text

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Baglung Parbat Footbridge, Nepal

The Baglung Parbat footbridge claims to be the longest suspended footbridge in the world (as of July 2021), with a length of 576 meters (1,860 ft). It spans the Kaligandaki River valley and hangs 122 meters above the river. The bridge connects the city of Kusma in the Parbat district with the Baglung municipality in Nepal. Before the bridge was built it took hours to travel between the two areas, but now the time has shortened to just 15 minutes.

516 Arouca, Portugal

The 516 Arouca is the world’s second longest pedestrian suspension footbridge, with 516 meters (1,693 ft). The bridge is suspended 175 meters above the Paiva River in Portugal, and was opened on 29 April 2021. Remember to bu… Read full text

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516 Arouca, Portugal

The 516 Arouca is the world’s second longest pedestrian suspension footbridge, with 516 meters (1,693 ft). The bridge is suspended 175 meters above the Paiva River in Portugal, and was opened on 29 April 2021. Remember to buy tickets in advance as tickets can’t be bought at the bridge.

Queshuachaca, Canas Province, Peru

The last remaining Inca rope bridge, The Queshuachaca bridge, is built of ropes made of grass. It spans the Apurimac River near Huinchiri in Peru. The suspension bridge is renewed every year in June by the residents of the region…. Read full text

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Queshuachaca, Canas Province, Peru

The last remaining Inca rope bridge, The Queshuachaca bridge, is built of ropes made of grass. It spans the Apurimac River near Huinchiri in Peru. The suspension bridge is renewed every year in June by the residents of the region.

Titlis Cliff Walk, Switzerland

The Titlis Cliff Walk is the highest-elevation suspension bridge in Europe, built at around 3,000 meters above sea level. The bridge is about 100 meters long and 1 meter wide.

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Titlis Cliff Walk, Switzerland

The Titlis Cliff Walk is the highest-elevation suspension bridge in Europe, built at around 3,000 meters above sea level. The bridge is about 100 meters long and 1 meter wide.

Kushma–Gyadi Bridge, Nepal

The 344 meters long Kushma-Gyadi bridge is suspended 117 meters above Madi River in Nepal. Watch this suspension bridge being crossed by a motorbike.

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Kushma–Gyadi Bridge, Nepal

The 344 meters long Kushma-Gyadi bridge is suspended 117 meters above Madi River in Nepal. Watch this suspension bridge being crossed by a motorbike.

Korså bruk, Dalarna, Sweden

Old and dangerous suspension bridge over a lake in northern Sweden, which has fallen into disrepair. This bridge has the lowest deck height of all the bridges on this list, but is actually one of the scariest, due to the condition… Read full text

Korså bruk, Dalarna, Sweden

Old and dangerous suspension bridge over a lake in northern Sweden, which has fallen into disrepair. This bridge has the lowest deck height of all the bridges on this list, but is actually one of the scariest, due to the condition it’s in.

Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, Ballycastle, United Kingdom

The Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge in Northern Ireland links the mainland with the tiny Carrickarede island. It’s said that salmon fishermen built the first bridge to the  island 350 years ago. Nowadays, the bridge is mainly a t… Read full text

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Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, Ballycastle, United Kingdom

The Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge in Northern Ireland links the mainland with the tiny Carrickarede island. It’s said that salmon fishermen built the first bridge to the  island 350 years ago. Nowadays, the bridge is mainly a tourist attraction.

Peak Walk by Tissot, Switzerland

Peak Walk in Switzerland is the first and only suspension bridge that connect two mountain peaks. It’s 107 meters long, and just 80 centimeters wide.

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Peak Walk by Tissot, Switzerland

Peak Walk in Switzerland is the first and only suspension bridge that connect two mountain peaks. It’s 107 meters long, and just 80 centimeters wide.

Lac de Monteynard-Avignonet, France

The two suspension bridges over the Lac de Monteynard-Avignonet water reservoir is 220 and 180 meters long respectively. Depending on the water level in the reservoir, the bridges are suspended 45–85 meters above the lake.

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Lac de Monteynard-Avignonet, France

The two suspension bridges over the Lac de Monteynard-Avignonet water reservoir is 220 and 180 meters long respectively. Depending on the water level in the reservoir, the bridges are suspended 45–85 meters above the lake.

Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Bridge, China

The Zhangjiajie glass bridge is 430 meters long and 6 meters wide, and is suspended about 300 meters above the ground. It’s a major tourist attraction due to its glass bottom.

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Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Bridge, China

The Zhangjiajie glass bridge is 430 meters long and 6 meters wide, and is suspended about 300 meters above the ground. It’s a major tourist attraction due to its glass bottom.

Mistico Park Arenal Hanging Bridges, Costa Rica

The Arenal hanging bridges in Mistico Park are a series of suspension bridges in a private rainforest reserve that offers views of Lake Arenal and Volcan Arenal.

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Mistico Park Arenal Hanging Bridges, Costa Rica

The Arenal hanging bridges in Mistico Park are a series of suspension bridges in a private rainforest reserve that offers views of Lake Arenal and Volcan Arenal.

Geierlay Suspension Bridge, Mörsdorf, Germany

The Geierlay is the longest suspension bridge in Germany. It hangs 100 meters above the valley of the river Mörsdorfer Bach.

Geierlay Suspension Bridge, Mörsdorf, Germany

The Geierlay is the longest suspension bridge in Germany. It hangs 100 meters above the valley of the river Mörsdorfer Bach.

Hillary Suspension Bridge, Nepal

The Hillary suspension bridge is the final bridge on the way to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the high Himalaya (and home to the world’s most remote Irish pub!). The bridge is 140 meters long, and considered to be one of the… Read full text

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Hillary Suspension Bridge, Nepal

The Hillary suspension bridge is the final bridge on the way to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the high Himalaya (and home to the world’s most remote Irish pub!). The bridge is 140 meters long, and considered to be one of the scariest in the Himalayas, on the path to Mount Everest.

Golden Skybridge, British Columbia, Canada

The Skybridge in Golden, B.C opened in June 2021. It consists of two bridges, suspended at 80 and 130 meters, respectively, above a canyon in the Columbia Valley. From the bridges, visitors can see a 61 meter tall waterfall. The b… Read full text

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Golden Skybridge, British Columbia, Canada

The Skybridge in Golden, B.C opened in June 2021. It consists of two bridges, suspended at 80 and 130 meters, respectively, above a canyon in the Columbia Valley. From the bridges, visitors can see a 61 meter tall waterfall. The bridge at 130 meter is the highest suspension bridge in Canada.

Sochi Skybridge, Russia

Skybridge in the Sochi National Park is 439 meters long, and suspended 207 meters above ground. Skybridge is the highest and longest suspended pedestrian bridge in Russia.

Official homepage for Sochi Skybridge

Sochi Skybridge, Russia

Skybridge in the Sochi National Park is 439 meters long, and suspended 207 meters above ground. Skybridge is the highest and longest suspended pedestrian bridge in Russia.

Charles Kuonen Bridge, Switzerland

Charles Kuonen suspension bridge is the fourth longest hanging footbridge in the world. It’s located in Randa, Switzerland and spans 494 meters (1,621 feet). The bridge is suspended at 85 metres above ground at its highest p… Read full text

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Charles Kuonen Bridge, Switzerland

Charles Kuonen suspension bridge is the fourth longest hanging footbridge in the world. It’s located in Randa, Switzerland and spans 494 meters (1,621 feet). The bridge is suspended at 85 metres above ground at its highest point, and has a set-up that prevents it from swinging. The official homepage for the bridge points out that “It is an advantage to not be afraid of heights for the crossing”.

Yinzuotianmeng Footbridge, China

The Yinzuotianmeng footbridge in Feixian, China, is 420 meters long and has a deck height of 143 meters. It was completed in 2016.

Yinzuotianmeng Footbridge, China

The Yinzuotianmeng footbridge in Feixian, China, is 420 meters long and has a deck height of 143 meters. It was completed in 2016.

Mishima Sky Walk, Mount Fuji, Japan

From the 400 meters long Mishima Skywalk you have scenic views of Mount Fuji in Japan. The bridge is Japan’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge. The bridge’s deck height is 70 meters.

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Mishima Sky Walk, Mount Fuji, Japan

From the 400 meters long Mishima Skywalk you have scenic views of Mount Fuji in Japan. The bridge is Japan’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge. The bridge’s deck height is 70 meters.

Capilano Suspension Bridge, Canada

The Capilano Suspension Bridge is a footbridge crossing the Capilano River outside Vancouver, Canada. The bridge is 140 meters long and is suspended 70 meters above the river. The original bridge, made of hemp ropes, was built in … Read full text

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Capilano Suspension Bridge, Canada

The Capilano Suspension Bridge is a footbridge crossing the Capilano River outside Vancouver, Canada. The bridge is 140 meters long and is suspended 70 meters above the river. The original bridge, made of hemp ropes, was built in 1889.

Storms River Suspension Bridge, South Africa

The suspension footbridge over Storms River Mouth in South Africa spans 77 meters, and was originally built in 1969. It hangs seven meters above the foaming waters of the river.

Storms River Suspension Bridge, South Africa

The suspension footbridge over Storms River Mouth in South Africa spans 77 meters, and was originally built in 1969. It hangs seven meters above the foaming waters of the river.

Tigbao Hanging Bridge, Bohol, Philippines

The Tigbao hanging bridge is made of metal, with a bamboo flooring. It’s suspended about 25 meters above the Loboc river.

Tigbao Hanging Bridge, Bohol, Philippines

The Tigbao hanging bridge is made of metal, with a bamboo flooring. It’s suspended about 25 meters above the Loboc river.

Trift Bridge, Switzerland

The Trift Bridge is a suspension bridge for pedestrian use in the Swiss Alps. The bridge spans 170 meters over Triftsee, near Gadmen in Switzerland. It’s suspended 100 meters above the water level.

More info on MySwitzerland.com

Trift Bridge, Switzerland

The Trift Bridge is a suspension bridge for pedestrian use in the Swiss Alps. The bridge spans 170 meters over Triftsee, near Gadmen in Switzerland. It’s suspended 100 meters above the water level.

Puente de Ojuela, Mapimí, Mexico

The Ojuela suspension bridge in Mexico was built in 1898 and restored as a tourist attraction in 1991. It’s 318 meters long and 1,80 meter wide. The bridge is suspended around 100 meters above a ravine. It was designed by Wi… Read full text

Puente de Ojuela, Mapimí, Mexico

The Ojuela suspension bridge in Mexico was built in 1898 and restored as a tourist attraction in 1991. It’s 318 meters long and 1,80 meter wide. The bridge is suspended around 100 meters above a ravine. It was designed by Wilhelm Hildenbrand, who also designed the famous Brooklyn Bridge in New York.

Punakha Suspension Bridge, Bhutan

The 159 meters long Punakha suspension bridge in Bhutan links Punakha Dzong to Shengana, Samdingkha, and Wangkha villages, across the Tsang Chu River.

Punakha Suspension Bridge, Bhutan

The 159 meters long Punakha suspension bridge in Bhutan links Punakha Dzong to Shengana, Samdingkha, and Wangkha villages, across the Tsang Chu River.

Canopy walk, Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia

The canopy walk in Taman Negara National Park is 530 meters long and suspended 40 meters above ground level. This treetop walk is regarded as the world’s longest canopy walkway.

Canopy walk, Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia

The canopy walk in Taman Negara National Park is 530 meters long and suspended 40 meters above ground level. This treetop walk is regarded as the world’s longest canopy walkway.

Wanjiazhai Dam Bridge, China

The footbridge over the Wanjiazhai Dam in China is 500 meters long, and the world’s third longest suspension bridge for pedestrian use. It is suspended about 35 meters above a full water reservoir.

Wanjiazhai Dam Bridge, China

The footbridge over the Wanjiazhai Dam in China is 500 meters long, and the world’s third longest suspension bridge for pedestrian use. It is suspended about 35 meters above a full water reservoir.

Royal Gorge Bridge, Colorado, USA

The Royal Gorge Bridge in Colorado is the highest bridge in the United States. The suspension bridge crosses the Arkansas River gorge at 291 meters height. It’s mainly a footbridge, but at certain times motor vehicles are al… Read full text

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Royal Gorge Bridge, Colorado, USA

The Royal Gorge Bridge in Colorado is the highest bridge in the United States. The suspension bridge crosses the Arkansas River gorge at 291 meters height. It’s mainly a footbridge, but at certain times motor vehicles are allowed to cross the bridge.

Struma River, Kresna Gorge, Bulgaria

An old wooden suspension bridge over the Struma River in Bulgaria.

Struma River, Kresna Gorge, Bulgaria

An old wooden suspension bridge over the Struma River in Bulgaria.

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