Bridges are critical constructions that help us pass over terrain that would otherwise be impossible to navigate. While we all want to believe that the engineers in charge of building these structures, there are plenty that are actually not structurally sound, with one in ten bridges in the U.S. being categorized as “structurally deficient.” Doesn’t that just sound absolutely terrifying? Try not to think about that the next time you’re on a bridge. Here are some of the most scary looking, height-defying bridges all around the world.
The Royal Gorge Bridge in Colorado
While visiting the Royal Gorge in Colorado, you can visit the amusement park that’s located there, or you can just traverse across the Royal Gorge bridge, which will be just as thrilling of an experience. It is built 959 feet above the Arkansas River and is the tallest suspension bridge in the U.S.
Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in Louisiana
The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in Louisiana bridges Metairie and Mandeville together. However, once you get on, there’s no turning back until you’ve crossed the 24 mile causeway from one side to the other. Make sure you have enough gas in your tank and pray that you won’t need a restroom while in the middle of the journey.