The most impressive bridges in the world


With around 71% of the world made up of water, it should be no surprise that we need bridges to get from A to B. Yes, unless you’re a super strong swimmer who can butterfly your way from one country to another while avoiding giant cargo ships and underwater sea creatures in the process, you have to use these bridges. Of course, bridges aren’t what they used to be. No longer are they simple suspension bridges or blocks of concrete. The bridges we use now are weird, wonderful, and super crazy…

Chesapeake Bay Bridge, Maryland

Standing parallel to each other, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in Maryland offers two separate bridges for each side of traffic. However, there are some people who just don’t like the thought of driving 186-foot above the water without being able to see the end in sight. Because of this, many of them decide to part with $30 to pay someone else to drive them and their car over the bridge. Yes, that’s a real thing!

The most impressive bridges in the world

Hussaini Hanging Bridge, Pakistan

If you ever find yourself near to the Borit Lake in Pakistan, you might want to turn around. You know, unless you want to attempt the most dangerous bridge in the world. This hanging bridge hangs high above the cold water in the lake below and is missing a fair few of the planks of wood that provide footing for visitors. In fact, that’s the main reason why most people tend to avoid this bridge entirely…

Trift Bridge, Switzerland

While most bridges do allow cars and pedestrians to make their way over to the other side, the Trift Bridge is purely for those who want to take a trek through the Swiss Alps. In fact, this bridge often some of the most incredible views of the mountains above, the Trift Glacier in front, and Lake Triftsee below. Many visitors are put off by the fact it looks fairly raggedy, but it’s actually very safe.

Eshima Ohashi Bridge, Japan

If you’re a fan of roller coasters, you’ll love the Eshima Ohashi Bridge in Japan. In order to allow tall fishing boats the chance to float underneath this bridge, it peaks in the middle – and the gradient is something special. In fact, one side of the bridge sits on a gradient of 6.1, while the other side sits at a gradient of 5.1. It’s one big hill, and it’s not for the fainthearted.

The most impressive bridges in the world

Glass Skywalk, Tianmenshan National Forest Park, China

Thankfully, you don’t have to walk along this bridge if you don’t want to. The Glass Skywalk in the Tianmenshan National Forest Park is, as you can guess, entirely made of glass. This means you can see everything underneath you, and it’s a pretty big drop. This skywalk hangs off the side of a huge cliff in the mountains, and offers endless views if you can look up.

Trift Bridge, Switzerland

While most bridges do allow cars and pedestrians to make their way over to the other side, the Trift Bridge is purely for those who want to take a trek through the Swiss Alps. In fact, this bridge often some of the most incredible views of the mountains above, the Trift Glacier in front, and Lake Triftsee below. Many visitors are put off by the fact it looks fairly raggedy, but it’s actually very safe.

The world is full of bridges, and most of the time we don’t even think about them when we drive over. However, it’s fair to say that you won’t be able to forget these in a hurry.