Apart from the utilitarian function of connecting places, bridges are also a significant part of a country’s architecture. There are bridges built at the most unbelievable and the remotest of places. Offering a bird’s eye view of the scenic beauty, these bridges must be in the bucket list of every traveller looking out for some real adventure.
Read on to know about 5 such mesmerizing bridges:
1. Langkawi Sky Bridge
Imagine a bridge suspended from a 82 metre high single pylon that can accommodate around 250 people at the same time. Yes, there is one at the top of the Machinchang Mountain. The bridge offers spectacularly panoramic views to its visitors. Its construction was completed in 2004. It is said that building this gigantic bridge was a tedious task. The elements of the bridge were lifted up by a helicopter and then placed at their correct positions.
2. Aiguille Du Midi Bridge
One of the highest bridges in the world, the bridge at Aiguille Du Midi is scary and exciting at the same time. It has been drilled into the mountain and faces towards Europe’s highest peak Mount Blanc.
3. Queswachaka Bridge
Located over the Apurimac river, this bridge hangs at 11,811 feet above sea level in Peru. The construction of the bridge has an intriguing story behind it. It is built using a special kind of a woven grass called q’oya. Interestingly, it is built over and over again by native communities residing there. The knowledge required to build it is imparted from one generation to another. The first time it got built was in the 15th century.
This impressive bridge spans 33 metres in length and 1.20 metres in width, giving spectators enough time and space to soak in the beauty of the mesmerizing lakes and villages underneath.
4. The Monkey Bridge
No! No! This bridge wasn’t built by monkeys. These were built by locals living in South Vietnam. Its odd name stems from the fact that you have to maintain a monkey-like posture to cross the bridge or else, you will dive into the river below. Made of a single bamboo log for the foot and a handrail, it is one of the scariest bridges in the world. Cross this one if you are looking for some real adventure.
5. Titlis Cliff Walk
This bridge, built at 10,000 feet, took five months to get constructed. It can withstand winds blowing at a speed of 120 miles per hour. The bridge holds strong during heavy snowfall and is very safe. The project was designed to mark the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Engelberg–Gerschnialp funicular railway in January 1913.
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