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 10 suspension bridges around the world that all offer sights as well as thrills.
1. The Capilano suspension bridge in Vancouver, Canada, is a must see when you’re visiting the city. More info here.
© Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
2. Carrick-a-Rede in Northern Ireland was first built 400 years ago by fishermen to check on their salmon traps. It’s been restored over the years and is now a popular tourist destination on the Northern Ireland coast. More info here.
© National Trust
3. Highline179, in Reutte, Austria, claims to be the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the world. More info here.
4. The suspension bridges at the Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park in Costa Rica, offer incredible views of the surrounding rainforest and to experience an ecosystem like no other. More info here.
© Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park
5. Stare down into the brilliant blue glacier water as you walk across Trift Bridge in Switzerland. More info here.
First photo by Alessandro Valerio / Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) | Second Photo by Andreina Schoeberlein / Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
6. The cliff walk across Mount Titlis is the highest suspension bridge in Europe. More info here.
Photography by Takver / Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)
7. This glass bridge in the Shiniuzhai National Geological Park in central China, used to be made of wood, now it’s made from see through glass!
You can watch a video of the bridge – here.
8. The Geierlay suspension bridge in Germany can be done on it’s own or as part of a bigger hike through the Hunsruck mountains. More info here.
9. The Drift Creek suspension bridge in Oregon is part of a beautiful hike along the Oregon coast. More info here.
First Photo by Erin Pass / Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) | Second Photo by lpfearn / Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
10. Storms River suspension bridge in Tsitsikamma National Park, South Africa, keeps you only 7 meters above the turbulent waters that flow into the Indian Ocean. More info here.
Photography by Tsitsikamma Tourism Association
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