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1 Langkawi Sky-Bridge
Langkawi Sky Bridge is a 410 feet curved pedestrian cable-stayed bridge in Malaysia at the top of the 500-million-year-old Mount Mat Cincang. The bridge, which was opened to tourists in 2005, provides 360 degree views of the Langkawi islands and the Andaman Sea.
Where: The top of Mount Mat Cincang, Langkawi, Malaysia.
Stats: 2,000 feet above sea level; less than six feet wide.
2 Puente de Ojuela
The suspension bridge, Puente de Ojuela, is the only surviving and functional structure in Ojuela, which became a ghost town after the ore resources in the town were exhausted at the beginning of the 20th century. The original bridge was designed by the famous Roebling brothers, who also designed the Brooklyn Bridge. The bridge was restored as a tourist attraction in 1991.
Where: In the ghost town of Ojuela in northern Mexico.
Stats: 984 feet long suspension bridge.
3 Sidu River Bridge
The Sidu River Bridge crosses the mountains of the Sichuan Basin spanning the deep valley of the Sidu River. The bridge has superseded the Royal Gorge Bridge and the Beipanjiang River 2003 Bridge as the highest bridge in the world.
Where: Near Yeasanguan town, Hubei, China.
Stats: 4,009 feet long suspension bridge; about 1,640 feet from the bottom of the gorge.
4 Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
The Carrick-a-Rede bridge is a famous rope bridge near Ballintoy in Northern Ireland that has become mostly a tourist attraction. The bridge links the island of Carrickarede to the mainland. No one has fallen off the bridge, but some visitors, too scared to cross the bridge, have had to be taken off the island by boat.
Where: Near Ballintoy, Northern Ireland.
Stats: 66 feet long; 98 feet high.
5 Capilano Suspension Bridge
The Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada that crosses the Capilano River draws over 800,000 visitors a year. The bridge was originally built in 1889 and made of hemp ropes and cedar plants. It was replaced with a wire cable bridge in 1903 and completely rebuilt in 1956. There have been several incidents of tourists falling on or near the bridge.
Where: North Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
Stats: 460 feet long; 230 feet above the river.
6 U Bein Bridge
The U Bein Bridge, which spans across the Taugthaman Lake in Amarapura, Myanmar, is the longest teak bridge in the world. It was built by the city’s mayor, U Bein, who salvaged the unwanted teak columns from the old palace during the move to Mandalay.
Where: Amarapura, Myanmar.
Stats: 3,937 feet long.
7 Trift Bridge
The Trift Bridge is the longest pedestrian-only suspension bridge in the Alps. The bridge spans the lake Triftsee, near Gadmen, Switzerland. The bridge receives 20,000 visitors per year to see the Trift Glacier.
Where: Near Gadmen, Switzerland.
Stats: 560 feet in length; 330 feet height.
8 Bosphorus Bridge
The Bosphorus Bridge is one of two bridges that spans the Bosphorus strait in Istanbul, Turkey, connecting Europe and Asia. When it was built in 1973 it was the fourth longest suspension span in the world. Now, the bridge is the 21st longest suspension bridge.
Where: Istanbul, Turkey.
Stats: 5,118 feet long; 210 feet high from sea level.
9 Millau Viaduct
The Millau Viaduct Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge that spans the valley of the river Tarn near Millau in southern France. The bridge is apart of a highway that connects Paris to Montpellier. In 2006 International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering Outstanding Structure Award.
Where: Near Millau, France.
Stats: 1,125 feet long; 890 feet between the road deck and the ground.
10 Royal Gorge Bridge
The Royal Gorge Bridge spans the Arkansas River near Canon City, Colorado. The bridge deck is 955 ft. above the river below and held the record for highest bridge in the world from 1929 to 2001. In 2003, a wingsuiter was killed attempting to fly over the bridge.
Where: Near Canon City, Colorado.
Stats: 1,260 feet long; 955 feet high; 18 feet wide.
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