Suspension bridges are a great opportunity to get an adrenaline rush and appreciate nature. So often they’re found in beautiful places and provide incredible views. Here are 5 suspension bridges around the world that all offer sights as well as thrills.
The Capilano Suspension
Originally built in 1889, Capilano Suspension Bridge stretches 450 feet (137m) across and 230 feet (70m) above Capilano River. Since then much has been added to the twenty-seven acre park. CLIFFWALK is the park’s newest attraction – a cantilevered walkway clinging to the granite cliff high above Capilano Canyon. Treetops Adventure, seven suspension bridges through the evergreens taking you up to 100 feet (30m) above the forest floor, offers a unique squirrel’s eye perspective of the forest. Guided nature tours, the Kids’ Rainforest Explorer program and the Living Forest exhibit enhance this unique rainforest encounter.
Enjoy seasonal musical entertainment and First Nations culture. Take photos at the Totem Park and with the Capilano Tramps. Top it off with a visit to the gift shop full of quality merchandise from all over Canada and great homemade fudge! It’s all in a day’s fun at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.
Highline179 is located near Reutte on the Bavarian-Austrian Border, it extends at an altitude of 114 meters (374 ft) above the Ehrenburg castle and connects the Ehrenburg ruins with Fort Claudia. The location of the bridge was chosen so that they could build it with a span of 403 meters (1,322 ft).
If you want to have a good thrilling walk, this is the place to be. Be sure to wear a good sport / walking shoes, enough water and lots of energy. Eight hours is good enough for you to climb, walk through through the bridge, enjoy the ruins of the castle, the fort and of course enjoy the breathtaking panorama.
The Trift Bridge
The Trift Bridge is the longest pedestrian-only suspension bridge in the Swiss Alps. The bridge is a simple suspension bridge design spanning 170 metres (560 ft) at a height of 100 metres (330 ft).
Just a few years ago the Trift Hut of the Swiss Alpine Club could be reached on foot via the glacier tongue.
The Trift Bridge spans the lake, Triftsee, near Gadmen, Switzerland, an area that receives approximately 20,000 visitors per year to see the Trift Glacier. An earlier bridge was built in 2004, as the glacier was no longer high enough to take visitors to the hut. A replacement bridge was opened on June 12, 2009.
Reaching the bridge requires taking a cable car in Meiringen, followed by a gondola. Finally, a difficult 1.5-2 hour uphill hike leads to the bridge.
Brave Men’s Bridge
The Brave Men’s Bridge () is a glass suspension bridge that is 300 meters long, elevated at a height of 180 meter above ground. It spans across two cliffs at 540 meters above sea level
The bridge’s body is made up of 2 main steel wires and 6 base steel wires with wooden planks as base. It is the first high altitude glass bottomed bridge built in China. The bridge was originally made of wood but converted to glass in 2014. The new glass bottom was made using glass panes 24mm thick and 25 times the strength of normal glass panels.
The origin of the name Brave Men’s Bridge is passed down from word of mouth that anyone that is able to cross the fearsome bridge is a true brave man.
The Geierlay Suspension Bridge
The Geierlay Bridge, Germany’s most beautiful suspension bridge, was inaugurated in the Hunsrück on October 3, 2015. The bridge is the attraction for people without a fear of heights and adventurers.
Modeled after Nepalese suspension bridges, the “Geierlay Suspension Bridge” spans from one bridgehead to the other. The name was chosen in a competition and refers to the area of the land registry the bridge is located in.
Initial contact point is the visitor center in Mörsdorf, which is equipped with an information terminal, a restaurant and public facilities.