Don’t look down, because for those who don’t cope well with great heights, these incredible photos show some of the most terrifying bridges in the world.
From rickety rope bridges to sky-high crossings suspended hundreds of feet from the ground, these awe-inspiring bridges are not for the faint hearted.
1. Royal Gorge Bridge, Colorado, USA
Built in 1929, the Royal Gorge Bridge, located in Canon City, Colorado, didn’t have stabilising wind cables until 1982.
At 1,053 feet, it was the highest bridge in the world until 2003 – the same year a man in a wingsuit died while attempting a flyover.
2. Mackinac Bridge, Michigan, USA
At 26,372 long and ascending 200 feet above water, the Mackinac Bridge is currently the fifth longest suspension bridge in the world.
Drivers are often deterred from crossing the bridge due to 30 mph winds, which can move the structure right or left as much as 35 feet from the centre.
3. Chesapeake Bay Bridge, Maryland, USA
Situated in Maryland USA, the 220 foot high, 22,790 foot long William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge spans Chesapeake Bay.
When bad weather hits, drivers are blighted by poor visibility and violent storms, which batter the five-mile-long bridge.
4. Lake Ponchartrain Causeway Bridge, Louisiana, USA
Lake Ponchartrain Causeway Bridge is 24 mile-long and links New Orleans to Mandeville, in Louisiana, crossing the Lake Ponchartrain.
Land can’t be seen by motorists who are crossing the middle 8 miles of the bridge, making this one of the scariest bridges in the U.S.
5. Sidu River Bridge, Hubei Province, China