The debilitating fear of crossing a bridge is known as gephyrophobia, but most people have had that feeling of their knees getting weak when crossing one. We’ve found some of the scariest bridges in the world that are sure to make even the bravest travelers think twice before using them.
Possibly the most intimidating major bridge in the Western Hemisphere, Colorado’s Royal Gorge Bridge has been terrifying visitors since 1929.
This stunning bridge has become a tourist destination because of its frightening signature feature: glass-bottom panels that allow walkers to see nearly 1,000 feet below.
This modern marvel of engineering is a horseshoe-shaped, glass-bottom walking path suspended high above the rocky ground below.
It’s not only the bridge itself that will make your knees weak, as it requires a cable car ride and a 90-minute hike to even reach the structure in the first place.
Alaska’s historic Captain William Moore Bridge, located near the border of British Columbia, stretches for only 110 feet across but spans an earthquake fault line.
Langkawi Sky Bridge lives up to its name by allowing its pedestrians to stand more than 2,000 feet above sea level when they’re on it.
This nearly 500-foot long structure stands more than 200 feet above the Capilano River in British Columbia.
Winds on this titan regularly blow at about 30 mph, giving the whole thing a tiny bit of wobble that makes the scenic trip feel even more unbelievable.
These bridges are so narrow that you’ll have to walk with one foot in front of the other at all times, but if you catch a glimpse of an elephant that’s about 150 feet below you.
Duge Bridge has held that title since 2016 and its dimensions mean that when you are crossing it, you are essentially driving your car atop a skyscraper taller than One World Trade Center for .83 miles.
Its precarious walkway is only 3 feet wide and the 120-mph wind gusts will have you gripping the steel rails until your knuckles are white.