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6 of The Most Breathtaking Yet Terrifying Bridges You Could Ever Cross (Pictures)

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1. Capilano Suspension Bridge- North Vancouver, Canada

Height: 70m (230ft); Length: 137m (449ft)- This simple suspension bridge crosses the Capilano River in the Canadian province of British Columbia.

2. Hanging Bridge of Ghasa- Kushma, Nepal

Height: 70m (443ft); Length: 137m (1,128ft)- This bridge was created in the hopes of easing some of the congestion that was being caused by shepherds constantly moving their animals up and down the narrow mountain roads.

3. Aiguille du Midi Bridge- Mont Blanc, French Alps

This bridge isn’t actually all that long.. once you get up there that is. See it’s at the very top of Mont Blanc which is 3,842m (12,605ft) tall, so you have to take a vertical cable car built in 1955 which still holds the record for highest vertical ascent for a cable car. Once you get up to the bridge, the view is straight down for a mind-numbing 1,035m– that’s almost 2/3 of a mile!

4. Trift Bridge- Gadmen, Switzerland

Height: 100m (328ft); Length: 170m (558ft)- This simple suspension bridge is the longest pedestrian-only bridge in the Swiss Alps. It was built in 2004 to re-connect hikers with a remote hut made inaccessible by a retreating glacier.

5. Daedunsan Mountain Suspension Bridge- South Korea

This bridge is part of an intense hike up the mountain which also includes a number of precarious red steps. It spans 50m (164ft) and looks out over an 81m (266ft) gorge between to mountain peaks.

6. Canopy Walkway Bridge- Kakum National Park, Ghana

Height: 40m (130ft); Length: 330m (1,080ft)- The Walkway is actually a series of seven bridges made of wire rope, aluminium ladders, wooden planks, and a system of netting, it allows visitors to view the tropical rainforest canopy from an awe-inspiring perspective.