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   Twenty-one incredibly terrifying hanging bridges no one in their right mind would ever cross

27 Nov 2012 08:11 PM   |   25310 clicks   |   Buzzfeed
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Earguy    [TotalFark]  
I've been on some bridges like that. Of the ones pictured, some look modern and strong, and wide enough to ride my bike across with no hands. Others, no way I'm stepping out on them.

The one in Loboc Philippines looks beautiful, a wonderful design of strength and rustic charm.

27 Nov 2012 02:20 PM
slayer199    [TotalFark]  
Was apparently left off the list

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27 Nov 2012 02:38 PM
Sgygus    [TotalFark]  
One misstep sends you falling hundreds of feet to your death or pitches you into a roaring river? Some of these bridges don't qualify. Bridges that look like they were constructed by chimpanzees do.

27 Nov 2012 02:49 PM
slayer199    [TotalFark]  

Sgygus: One misstep sends you falling hundreds of feet to your death or pitches you into a roaring river? Some of these bridges don't qualify. Bridges that look like they were constructed by chimpanzees do.


Some of them used steel cables...they should be off the list.

2,8,10,15,and 18 qualify as bridges are insane.

27 Nov 2012 02:51 PM
Rev.K    [TotalFark]  
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Ok. Why not?


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AW, HELL NO!

27 Nov 2012 03:02 PM
Osomatic     
I've been across #1. It's higher up than you can tell in that picture. It's actually reasonably sturdy but I was still sweating bullets the entire time.

27 Nov 2012 03:03 PM
Lollipop165     
#2 is very similar to the bridge I went over in Papua New Guinea (no pics handy). Except it was 500ft over raging rapids in the highlands. Also, I've done the one near Arenal, Costa Rica. It's not very high up at all.

The Philippines ones win hands down in the terror department though.

27 Nov 2012 05:34 PM
Andromeda     
I wouldn't go over a lot of those, but I don't see the big fuss over a lot of them. You think in mountainous areas with not much money or people they're going to build you a multi lane highway?

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Typical bridge I crossed in Nepal when there- I liked to tease girly tourists by shouting "wow this sure looks rickety!" but there were concrete pylons and steel wires, very well done.
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The view down...

27 Nov 2012 06:04 PM
Elzar     
What is the proper procedure for a person that trips and falls into a seated position in the middle of the bridge with their balls wedged between the slats?

27 Nov 2012 06:47 PM
siyuntz    [TotalFark]  

Elzar: What is the proper procedure for a person that trips and falls into a seated position in the middle of the bridge with their balls wedged between the slats?


Duh, post a fark thread about the situation asking for advice.

27 Nov 2012 07:29 PM
esblondie2     
Came for Indiana Jones reference; leaving satisfied.

27 Nov 2012 08:13 PM
The All-Powerful Atheismo     
hecho en dos

27 Nov 2012 08:15 PM
CygnusDarius     

Rev.K:
AW, HELL NO!


What if I told you that a horny Christina Hendricks is waiting for you on the other side?.

27 Nov 2012 08:16 PM
MooseUpNorth     
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This one's more terrifying than most of the ones in the article.

27 Nov 2012 08:18 PM
Shadow Blasko     

CygnusDarius: Rev.K:
AW, HELL NO!

What if I told you that a horny Christina Hendricks is waiting for you on the other side?.


Then yes... I'm going. I still wont like the journey, but I'll do it.

27 Nov 2012 08:19 PM
The All-Powerful Atheismo     

Shadow Blasko: CygnusDarius: Rev.K:
AW, HELL NO!

What if I told you that a horny Christina Hendricks is waiting for you on the other side?.

Then yes... I'm going. I still wont like the journey, but I'll do it.


My boner would probably get caught on one of the planks and then I'd fall and die.

27 Nov 2012 08:19 PM
brap    [TotalFark]  
I don't do well with heights when I can see through what I'm stepping on (fire escapes, certain bridges, drug-induced flights, Joan of Arcesque spiritual ecstacies) I have one photo that I could post but I won't because it is incredibly unflattering of me screaming like a little girl on a bridge like this because some joker decided to make it swing.
 
Good times, good unfortunately documented times.

27 Nov 2012 08:20 PM
ha-ha-guy     

CygnusDarius: Rev.K:
AW, HELL NO!

What if I told you that a horny Christina Hendricks is waiting for you on the other side?.


If she's really that horny, she'll come to me to get it.

27 Nov 2012 08:20 PM
axeeugene     
What? What do you mean, Old Subby From Scene Twenty-Four? An African, or a European Swallow?

You have to know these things when you're a subby, you know.

27 Nov 2012 08:20 PM
DansLaLuna     
I have been on the one in Ireland too, it's really quite cool. It's opened seasonally.

27 Nov 2012 08:20 PM
BumpInTheNight     

CygnusDarius: Rev.K:
AW, HELL NO!

What if I told you that a horny Christina Hendricks is waiting for you on the other side?.


am I studman69 or a straight guy?

27 Nov 2012 08:20 PM
snuff3r     
Fark me, that just set my vertigo to 11.

27 Nov 2012 08:23 PM
wademh     
5, 6 12, 16, 19.
Anyone score higher than 5?
Must do 14, 21 and 23. Added to my bucket list.

27 Nov 2012 08:25 PM
itsajungleboy     
Big pics much?

27 Nov 2012 08:25 PM
stevenbdjr     
Bridge? That's not bridge, that's god-damned pre-Columbian art.

27 Nov 2012 08:25 PM
JonBuck     
#8. No. No nononono. And further, NO.

27 Nov 2012 08:27 PM
The Downfall     

CygnusDarius: Rev.K:
AW, HELL NO!

What if I told you that a horny Christina Hendricks is waiting for you on the other side?.


Then I'd call you a liar.

27 Nov 2012 08:27 PM
wax_on     
As pointed out several times, many of these look like they're of modern manufacture and probably wouldn't fail if you put an elephant on them. Even the ones that don't look so hot are probably very safe, it's unlikely that anyone has fallen off of one. Human beings find many things out of proportionally scary to their real danger. Take modern passenger airplanes for instance. Compare the probability of a deadly crash in an airplane to the probability of fatal accident in a car. The car is many times more dangerous, yet doesn't feel so.

27 Nov 2012 08:28 PM
BlackPete     
The Phillipine bridges are prety freaky, but that Pakistani one sends chills up my spine. It doesn't look like it'd take much for the bridge to droop right into the water. Cold muddy water just waiting to suck you away.

/goes to hide in a corner

27 Nov 2012 08:29 PM
hundreddollarman    [TotalFark]  
Challenge accepted. Just kidding. I would be curled up in the fetal position while everyone pointed and laughed.

27 Nov 2012 08:29 PM
ParaHandy     
The one in Antrim is typical of many in the UK, c.f. the one above the Tummel Gorge in Pitlochry, Scotland. Meh.

27 Nov 2012 08:30 PM
Bill_Wick's_Friend     
The Vancouver bridge they show is either Capilano suspension bridge or Lynn Canyon suspension bridge. Both are totally safe and sturdy. Lynn Canyon is in a provincial park. Capilano is a tourist trap.

It's the area surrounding both those bridges that are lethal. Every year tourists step out to see the view "....just one more step" or hop a fence to snap a photo and they tumble over the cliff. locals all have their "it's totally safe from here, brah!" places for cliff diving which often are not so totally safe.

Both areas are filled with "here's who fell and died here" plaques and markers.

27 Nov 2012 08:31 PM
shokokuphoenix    [TotalFark]  

JonBuck: #8. No. No nononono. And further, NO.


^^This.

27 Nov 2012 08:31 PM
Nick Nostril     
#14.

Fark.
That.
Shiat.

/ who am I kidding, fark them all
// has vertigo

27 Nov 2012 08:32 PM
The Downfall     
I'm scared of bridges over the Mississippi and Illinois rivers, nevermind these!

27 Nov 2012 08:32 PM
r1niceboy     

wax_on: As pointed out several times, many of these look like they're of modern manufacture and probably wouldn't fail if you put an elephant on them. Even the ones that don't look so hot are probably very safe, it's unlikely that anyone has fallen off of one. Human beings find many things out of proportionally scary to their real danger. Take modern passenger airplanes for instance. Compare the probability of a deadly crash in an airplane to the probability of fatal accident in a car. The car is many times more dangerous, yet doesn't feel so.




This doesn't fall into that category. This was designed by G. Reaper & Assoc.

27 Nov 2012 08:34 PM
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/no

27 Nov 2012 08:34 PM
Homer_J_Fong     
Where is the old man from scene 24?

27 Nov 2012 08:34 PM
Molavian     

CygnusDarius: Rev.K:
AW, HELL NO!

What if I told you that a horny Christina Hendricks is waiting for you on the other side?.


Nah, thanks.

27 Nov 2012 08:44 PM
What_Would_Jimi_Do     
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not me. grandfather mountain, when the wind is up that things swings back and forth and can be frightening.

27 Nov 2012 08:44 PM
thomasvista     
Does anyone remember that movie "Whitewater Summer" with Kevin Bacon? There's a scene involving a rickety hanging bridge that the geeky kid falls through.

27 Nov 2012 08:46 PM
SugarPlumFarie     

JonBuck: #8. No. No nononono. And further, NO.


Um, yeah.
What the hell is going on to the left? Is that the bridge that used to be there that obviously came to a bad end?

27 Nov 2012 08:46 PM
LSUMJ     

stevenbdjr: Bridge? That's not bridge, that's god-damned pre-Columbian art.


thank you sir, i was waiting for that

27 Nov 2012 08:48 PM
octopied     
I'd go on a lot of these, but not the ones that are obviously falling apart.

I'd love to go canopy walking, which is usually super high, super narrow, but with a harness. Bring it on!

27 Nov 2012 08:48 PM
Tenatra     
I'd say fark that to 8, 10, and 20. I'd still be ok with 15 as long as that is the only messed up section. The others looks perfectly fine to me.

27 Nov 2012 08:49 PM
ClavellBCMI    [TotalFark]  
1: No issues with crossing that bridge at all.
2: Not on your life.
3: Bit of a steep climb at the far end, but not that bad, really.
4: I'd take that chance.
5: Needs some chain-link fencing attached to the sides before I'd cross it.
6: I need a better view of it before I pass judgement.
7: See 1 above.
8: FARK NO! Not even if it was necessary to save my life! That thing scares me just looking at the picture!
9: Not too bad, I'd cross it.
10: See 8 above!
11: See 1 above.
12: Best one of the lot. Race ya across!
13: You call *that* a "hanging" bridge?
14: See 5 above.
15: See 8 above!
16: See 9 above.
17: Only if I had to.
18: As for 16.
19: See 9 above.
20: Hell, NO!
21: Fun bridge and probably a great view!
22: There's worse on this list, and there's better.
23: Need a better view of the bridge.

27 Nov 2012 08:53 PM
GrogSmash     
Ok, that's some really good nightmare material there.

/shudder

27 Nov 2012 08:53 PM
gerbilpox     
There are 23, not 21, Subby.

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Most pics don't show what's beneath, which can be more terrifying. For example, the Grand Canyon Skywalk is supposed to be able to support 71 loaded 747s or a 8.0 earthquake -- but there is no farking way I could set foot on a glass-bottomed bridge 2/3 mile up.

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27 Nov 2012 08:57 PM
kd8our     

wax_on: As pointed out several times, many of these look like they're of modern manufacture and probably wouldn't fail if you put an elephant on them. Even the ones that don't look so hot are probably very safe, it's unlikely that anyone has fallen off of one. Human beings find many things out of proportionally scary to their real danger. Take modern passenger airplanes for instance. Compare the probability of a deadly crash in an airplane to the probability of fatal accident in a car. The car is many times more dangerous, yet doesn't feel so.


I work at an airport and remind people this daily. Of the thousands that we toss up every day how many don't come back? It makes the news. Now how many died in car accidents that day? Same thing with Muslims. One, ok a few but they are mostly drunk, of the locals says he gets nervous when he sees Muslims at the airport. I called him a pussy and a moron, oh and a pussy for good measure. I was slammed by a deer in front of the airport. I am far more afraid of deer than any Muslim. Last time I checked Muslims don't have antlers, can't gore you and don't come flying into the driver's window.

27 Nov 2012 08:59 PM
Tenatra     

SugarPlumFarie: JonBuck: #8. No. No nononono. And further, NO.

Um, yeah.
What the hell is going on to the left? Is that the bridge that used to be there that obviously came to a bad end?


Hey look at this video Link, go to 1:07 and you will see a better shot of that area you are questioning.

27 Nov 2012 09:00 PM
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