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2012-11-27 02:20:34 PM
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.
 
2012-11-27 02:38:38 PM
Was apparently left off the list

www.chamberofreviews.com
 
2012-11-27 02:49:16 PM
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.
 
2012-11-27 02:51:57 PM

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.
 
2012-11-27 03:02:43 PM
s3-ec.buzzfed.com

Ok. Why not?


s3-ec.buzzfed.com

AW, HELL NO!
 
2012-11-27 03:03:20 PM
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.
 
2012-11-27 05:34:10 PM
#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.
 
2012-11-27 06:04:05 PM
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?

whereisyvette.files.wordpress.com 

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.
whereisyvette.files.wordpress.com

The view down...
 
2012-11-27 06:47:45 PM
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?
 
2012-11-27 07:29:39 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?


Duh, post a fark thread about the situation asking for advice.
 
2012-11-27 08:13:24 PM
Came for Indiana Jones reference; leaving satisfied.
 
2012-11-27 08:15:10 PM
hecho en dos
 
2012-11-27 08:16:06 PM

Rev.K:
AW, HELL NO!


What if I told you that a horny Christina Hendricks is waiting for you on the other side?.
 
2012-11-27 08:18:02 PM
cdn.static.ovimg.com

This one's more terrifying than most of the ones in the article.
 
2012-11-27 08:19:07 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?.


Then yes... I'm going. I still wont like the journey, but I'll do it.
 
2012-11-27 08:19:45 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.


My boner would probably get caught on one of the planks and then I'd fall and die.
 
2012-11-27 08:20:01 PM
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.
 
2012-11-27 08:20:08 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?.


If she's really that horny, she'll come to me to get it.
 
2012-11-27 08:20:56 PM
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.
 
2012-11-27 08:20:57 PM
I have been on the one in Ireland too, it's really quite cool. It's opened seasonally.
 
2012-11-27 08:20:57 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?.


am I studman69 or a straight guy?
 
2012-11-27 08:23:49 PM
Fark me, that just set my vertigo to 11.
 
2012-11-27 08:25:13 PM
5, 6 12, 16, 19.
Anyone score higher than 5?
Must do 14, 21 and 23. Added to my bucket list.
 
2012-11-27 08:25:17 PM
Big pics much?
 
2012-11-27 08:25:21 PM
Bridge? That's not bridge, that's god-damned pre-Columbian art.
 
2012-11-27 08:27:15 PM
#8. No. No nononono. And further, NO.
 
2012-11-27 08:27:54 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?.


Then I'd call you a liar.
 
2012-11-27 08:28:25 PM
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.
 
2012-11-27 08:29:02 PM
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
 
2012-11-27 08:29:22 PM
Challenge accepted. Just kidding. I would be curled up in the fetal position while everyone pointed and laughed.
 
2012-11-27 08:30:12 PM
The one in Antrim is typical of many in the UK, c.f. the one above the Tummel Gorge in Pitlochry, Scotland. Meh.
 
2012-11-27 08:31:11 PM
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.
 
2012-11-27 08:31:40 PM

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


^^This.
 
2012-11-27 08:32:32 PM
#14.

Fark.
That.
Shiat.

/ who am I kidding, fark them all
// has vertigo
 
2012-11-27 08:32:45 PM
I'm scared of bridges over the Mississippi and Illinois rivers, nevermind these!
 
2012-11-27 08:34:26 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.




This doesn't fall into that category. This was designed by G. Reaper & Assoc.
 
2012-11-27 08:34:45 PM
humancapitaladviser.com
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humancapitaladviser.com 


/no
 
2012-11-27 08:34:50 PM
Where is the old man from scene 24?
 
2012-11-27 08:44:37 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?.


Nah, thanks.
 
2012-11-27 08:44:55 PM
nikkifox.net

not me. grandfather mountain, when the wind is up that things swings back and forth and can be frightening.
 
2012-11-27 08:46:23 PM
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.
 
2012-11-27 08:46:27 PM

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?
 
2012-11-27 08:48:08 PM

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


thank you sir, i was waiting for that
 
2012-11-27 08:48:36 PM
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!
 
2012-11-27 08:49:35 PM
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.
 
2012-11-27 08:53:18 PM
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.
 
2012-11-27 08:53:54 PM
Ok, that's some really good nightmare material there.

/shudder
 
2012-11-27 08:57:06 PM
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.

static.designlike.com
 
2012-11-27 08:59:06 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.


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.
 
2012-11-27 09:00:55 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?


Hey look at this video Link, go to 1:07 and you will see a better shot of that area you are questioning.
 
2012-11-27 09:04:30 PM
Been on #20 drunk off my ass. I had to be drunk because otherwise I wouldn't have done it. I would get a quarter way across and I would freeze. I am afraid of heights and get vertigo.
 
2012-11-27 09:05:21 PM

Rev.K: [s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 850x588]

Ok. Why not?


[s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 850x537]

AW, HELL NO!


Why does it look like that girl in the middle has her legs on the top "rails" squatting? Or is she peeing and doesn't want the splashes to get on her shoes?
 
2012-11-27 09:08:17 PM
There's not a lot of grey areas there...Every bridge there is either 'Yeah, no big deal' or 'not on your farking life'...
 
2012-11-27 09:12:51 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.


And didn't a lady throw her 2 year old over the of the Capilano ?
 
2012-11-27 09:16:41 PM
Yup. Just shat myself looking at those.
 
2012-11-27 09:17:18 PM
Homer_J_Fong

Where is the old man from scene 24?

In Africa or Europe.

// Red.
// No, blue.
 
2012-11-27 09:18:37 PM
For some reason my first thought was that this picture was taken by someone who just fell through the missing slats.
s3-ec.buzzfed.com
 
GBB
2012-11-27 09:22:18 PM
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net

Be wary of any bridges when this guy is around and counting down from 3.
 
2012-11-27 09:22:19 PM

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


Scrolling through, I'm thinking "hmm, oh wow, that's pretty, that's crazy..." Get to #8 and I literally LOL'd.
 
2012-11-27 09:33:15 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


With sharks! And, you know, the thing about a shark... he's got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll's eyes. When he comes at ya, doesn't seem to be living... until he bites ya, and those black eyes roll over white and then... ah then you hear that terrible high-pitched screamin'.
 
2012-11-27 09:38:01 PM
extras.mnginteractive.com
Mall of America, Bloomington, MN
 
2012-11-27 09:40:11 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.


Curse you for posting that! I may never sleep again!
 
2012-11-27 09:40:48 PM

Guidette Frankentits: [extras.mnginteractive.com image 500x332]
Mall of America, Bloomington, MN


Daaaaaamn. Seriously time for that place to look into replacing the escalators.
 
2012-11-27 09:46:59 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.


Can we combine the deer and the planes?

img547.imageshack.us
 
2012-11-27 09:47:47 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.


I went across the old bridge years and years ago before they replaced it with the one there now. The netting on the sides is new, it used to just be the plank across and a rope on the side and there was very real risk of falling. Only one person at a time was allowed on because of weight and shaking. Crossing that bridge was terrifying. Now it's still scary but you'd have to try hard to fall off.

I've seen #8 before. The reason those bridges look like crap is because they're abandoned. There's a new bridge nearby.
 
2012-11-27 09:52:16 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.


Thanks, as if the stills were not bad enough, I actually started to get nauseated around 3 min in.
It's like they left the remnants up of the old bridge as a warning to the new bridge in case it tries to get unaligned.
 
2012-11-27 09:53:26 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.


Since Vancouver turned into a filming mecca, they also turn up occasionally in TV shows.
 
2012-11-27 09:55:52 PM
I would not be afraid to cross any of these. Except 10 & 15, both in the Phillipines. I would not be afraid to cross #8 in Pakistan. Even if you trip, you will not fall through the wire.
/#6 in Nepal looks incredibly scenic.
// I'm not sure one way or the other about thay Yingkiol one in India, can't tell from the pic.
 
2012-11-27 10:00:29 PM
Okaaayyyyyy...given my height and weight I believe I'll be waiting here if, err.., until you all come back.
 
2012-11-27 10:01:21 PM
I was on the B.C. one with my dad. Halfway out there, he yelled, "Hey, I hear the sound of wood cracking". Everyone else lurched for the handrail. What a bastard.
 
2012-11-27 10:01:52 PM
Also quite dangerous...

www.freedomsphoenix.com
 
2012-11-27 10:06:12 PM
I'm afraid of heights so all of those pictures gave me the willies!
 
2012-11-27 10:19:03 PM
You know what made my balls tingle? Standing on the glass floor of the CN Tower in Toronto, and a bunch of punk teenagers start jumping up and down, stomping on the glass to see if they could break it.
 
2012-11-27 10:20:26 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.


D:


To The Escape Zeppelin!: I've seen #8 before. The reason those bridges look like crap is because they're abandoned. There's a new bridge nearby.


Ah, that makes sense, then. I wonder if this bridge looks like rubbish 'cause they stole bits from it and the one to its left for the new one. :D

/no, it's just terrifying third-world engineering
//first world nightmare fuel
///my tank was getting empty anyway
 
2012-11-27 10:23:16 PM
ClavellBCMI

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.


Lets see...ah:

i.imgur.com

Hm, #8 might not be so bad - at least there's a decent chance of surviving(*) a fall through the cracks compared to some of the others.


(*)
Depending on density of piranhas and crocodiles or, more likely, the water temperature and depth and the likelihood of a waterfall a few yards downstream.


/now WhyTF is the background of the captions sometimes shifted to the right?!
 
2012-11-27 10:26:39 PM
I've been on those in the Philippines. One of the scarier things is that the cables often aren't braided wire, but are light gauge re-bar joined at the ends by twisting them together.
 
2012-11-27 10:28:05 PM
Went on several similar ones in Nepal. Even the rickety looking ones were surprisingly stable feeling. Then again, most of the trekking guides (and the company heads) are ex Gurkhas from those mountains so they do tend to pay attention to important details.
 
2012-11-27 10:36:35 PM
That cracked board in #22 isn't exactly trust-enhancing..

i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-27 10:37:11 PM
Shrek, I'm lookin' down!
 
2012-11-27 10:38:37 PM
It's wonderful being scared. So scared you can't breathe, so scared you can feel the poop in your colon shaking. THAT's scared.

The great part about it is that once you've crossed it - You have to return on it.
 
2012-11-27 10:46:55 PM
There was an article a while back about zip lines in some jungles. Made these bridges look safe.
 
2012-11-27 10:53:02 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.


The one with no planks? Yeah, I"m not sure that's even a bridge. That's a tightrope.
 
2012-11-27 10:57:00 PM
Big concrete bridges are safer.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
gja [TotalFark]
2012-11-27 11:08:50 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?.


Then I'd ask you for her mailing address and would send her a vial or two of my DNA, along with a free webcam to capture her using it on herself.

Cross that one? Not even at gunpoint. Go ahead and farking shoot. Less horrible than having a complete anal prolapse from fear.
 
2012-11-27 11:12:09 PM
I've walked across two of these, and they are absolutely not nearly as scary as people make them sound. I'm a large fellow, but I would gladly walk across 16 of these 23 as long as I am careful with my footing to make sure I don't step in the center of weak boards. Step near the cables and you'll be fine.
 
2012-11-27 11:13:47 PM
Meh, I've been across 20 of them. I even fell through #8 and #20. #10 just LOOKS scary in that shot because of the camera angle.
 
2012-11-27 11:24:24 PM
List fails without Pyke's tower bridges on the Iron Islands.
 
2012-11-27 11:26:19 PM
images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-11-27 11:30:31 PM

Farklee: Big concrete bridges are safer.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 800x532]


Likely better maintained. Think about that on the morning commute.
 
2012-11-27 11:37:10 PM

gja: Less horrible than having a complete anal prolapse from fear.


Death by anal prolapse.

I'm going to have to copyright that or something.
 
2012-11-27 11:40:53 PM

Molavian: gja: Less horrible than having a complete anal prolapse from fear.

Death by anal prolapse.

I'm going to have to copyright that or something.


i524.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-27 11:47:41 PM
http://www.flixxy.com/tower-climbing.htm#.ULWXKIb4I1s


Jus' sayin'.
 
2012-11-27 11:52:47 PM
Jesus Christ, I know its the third world and all, but #8, #10, #20, and #22 are farking inexcusable. How can you not find enough wood to fill in those gaps?! Especially when (with the exception of #8) you live in a HEAVILY FORESTED AREA?!

And #15 just gives me the damn willies.
 
2012-11-27 11:55:56 PM

MeanJean: Jesus Christ, I know its the third world and all, but #8, #10, #20, and #22 are farking inexcusable. How can you not find enough wood to fill in those gaps?! Especially when (with the exception of #8) you live in a HEAVILY FORESTED AREA?!

And #15 just gives me the damn willies.


Termites. As fast as they put the boards down, something comes along and eats them. Simpler just to leave the spaces empty and not try, you know?
 
2012-11-28 12:01:18 AM
Gyrfalcon

Termites. As fast as they put the boards down, something comes along and eats them. Simpler just to leave the spaces empty and not try, you know?

That actually makes sense. And nobody wants to go out and fix the boards because well...who wants to bell the cat?
 
2012-11-28 12:04:11 AM
babtras

I've walked across two of these, and they are absolutely not nearly as scary as people make them sound. I'm a large fellow, but I would gladly walk across 16 of these 23 as long as I am careful with my footing to make sure I don't step in the center of weak boards. Step near the cables and you'll be fine.

Step near the cables, you say? I will keep that in mind if I ever have to cross a dubious rope bridge. Thanks for the advice.
 
2012-11-28 12:22:38 AM
I would cross all those bridges. I wouldn't be able to breathe while I did it, but I would anyway.
 
2012-11-28 12:28:56 AM
Meh. Grow up.
 
2012-11-28 12:30:36 AM
images109.fotki.com

This bridge in Switzerland was long enough that the wind would cause it to sway. But mostly, the number of people walking on it caused harmonics, making the deck dance as you moved towards the center. I actually felt better looking down at the central point than I did looking towards either end.
 
2012-11-28 12:36:35 AM
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And speaking of hanging Bridges...


/Just click the "funny" button, dammit
 
2012-11-28 12:50:41 AM
In a pinch I will go on a well made suspension bridge like these even over a high fall. I will go over a poorly made bridge if the fall isn't too high as long as someone I trust tells me it's safe. (a couple of those look survivable, maybe.) I will bite Mike Tyson's ear off before I'd go on some of those.
 
2012-11-28 01:28:48 AM

Rev.K: [s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 850x588]

Ok. Why not?


The headline is "21 bridges" that are insane; the buzzfeed has 23 bridges on it. 2 are tame, and the Capilano Suspension Bridge is one of the tame ones.
 
2012-11-28 01:42:12 AM
#17? That's not a bridge. Its termites holding hands!
 
2012-11-28 01:54:14 AM
The first one is the carrick-A-Rede rope bridge in N. Ireland. went over that many years ago, my father and i jogged across quite happily. My Mother, not so much
 
2012-11-28 02:04:43 AM

Dinjiin: [images109.fotki.com image 800x600]

This bridge in Switzerland was long enough that the wind would cause it to sway. But mostly, the number of people walking on it caused harmonics, making the deck dance as you moved towards the center. I actually felt better looking down at the central point than I did looking towards either end.


I've been on that one too. It bounced a little bit but otherwise gave the impression of being rather robust. I would hesitate on a couple of the ones in India...
 
2012-11-28 02:05:08 AM

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


8, 10, 15, 20, 22 = Deep in AW HELL NAW territory.
1, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 16, 21 = What are you crying about, pansy?
 
2012-11-28 02:47:41 AM
Maybe it's just a trick of perspective, but I don't see what's scary about #17. It looks about 5-10 meters long and maybe 2-3 meters above the ground.
 
2012-11-28 03:47:41 AM
sumida sublight
Maybe it's just a trick of perspective, but I don't see what's scary about #17. It looks about 5-10 meters long and maybe 2-3 meters above the ground.


Nope, lame. Side view:

i.imgur.com


Besides that professional looking knot in the rather useless looking ropes:
Assuming the planks are not in danger of slipping out sideways, the only thing not so nice about that bridge is the rounded surface of many planks in combination with the gaps between them.
That bridge is more in the "break an ankle" than the "fall to death" category.
 
2012-11-28 04:01:48 AM

The Voice of Doom: sumida sublight
Maybe it's just a trick of perspective, but I don't see what's scary about #17. It looks about 5-10 meters long and maybe 2-3 meters above the ground.

Nope, lame. Side view:

[i.imgur.com image 800x534]



That's actually a trick perspective. That bridge is really 7,000 feet above the stream.
 
2012-11-28 04:03:13 AM

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.

[static.designlike.com image 600x399]


The REALLY scary part of that one is how the local Native American band set it up as a cash cow, with stupid off-site parking, a shuttle and the strict banning of cameras. They will, of course, take your picture for a fee.
 
2012-11-28 06:55:34 AM
Amos Quito

And speaking of hanging Bridges...

Yep. That's the one.

/Just click the "funny" button, dammit

Gotta turn on jafascheet for that. Later, OK?
 
2012-11-28 07:33:26 AM
I've been across 11. It was OK. The picture doesn't show it, but it's about 30 or 40 feet above a small river. There's a tourist trap gift shop enclave on the far side, featuring a guy that husks coconuts with his teeth.I have a video of him on YouTube. They also sell green coconuts, opened so you can drink the "milk", for 25 pesos (about 55 cents.) Unless you're Korean: Then they're 50 pesos. :)
 
2012-11-28 09:40:15 AM

gerbilpox: There are 23, not 21, Subby.

[picardlights.jpg]

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.

[static.designlike.com image 600x399]


Notice how almost nobody is standing on the centre of the walk? They are all hugging the edges over the reinforcement. That fear is hard to overcome, even when you think you're fine. The glass floor at the CN tower is the same - watch how many people will stand on the carpet runners rather than on the clear glass.
 
2012-11-28 10:00:47 AM

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.



Looks like that's the bridge used by american tourists!
 
2012-11-28 10:20:12 AM
lh3.googleusercontent.com
 
2012-11-28 10:57:12 AM
... and then there's THIS:

fromdamienwithlove.files.wordpress.com

Wider shot here
 
2012-11-28 10:59:21 AM
my question is, how the hell do they build these things?

SirTanon: ... and then there's THIS:

[fromdamienwithlove.files.wordpress.com image 500x562]

Wider shot here


and who the hell was the first person out there to build this?
 
2012-11-28 11:13:01 AM
Hmmm

1) Sure.
2) Maaybe. Depends on how far you've go to go (horizontally or vertically).
3) Definitely hedging towards no...
4) Yeah.
5) Yeah.
6) Sure. Those donkeys weigh a lot more than I do.
7) Yeah.
8) Fark no.
9) Yeah.
10) Noooo
11) Coool. Sure.
12) Sure.
13) Yeah.
14) Erm. Noo... wants more side material
15) Fark you, no. No no. Nope. Nuhuh.
16) Yeah.
17) Yeah
18) Maaaaybe
19) Yeah.
20) Maaybe. There is a guy wire, but the steps themselves look shifty...
21) Yeah.
22) Yeah
23) Maaaaaybe. Depends on sidewall construction.

On many of them, any jackass purposefully starting it swinging gets a free cockpunch.
 
2012-11-28 12:22:16 PM

MeanJean: babtras

I've walked across two of these, and they are absolutely not nearly as scary as people make them sound. I'm a large fellow, but I would gladly walk across 16 of these 23 as long as I am careful with my footing to make sure I don't step in the center of weak boards. Step near the cables and you'll be fine.

Step near the cables, you say? I will keep that in mind if I ever have to cross a dubious rope bridge. Thanks for the advice.


Look again. The headline says "hanging bridge", not "rope bridge" and the pictures make it clear that the vast majority use steel cables.
 
2012-11-28 12:59:36 PM

SirTanon: ... and then there's THIS:

[fromdamienwithlove.files.wordpress.com image 500x562]

Wider shot here


How about NO.
 
2012-11-28 02:03:31 PM
babtras


Look again. The headline says "hanging bridge", not "rope bridge" and the pictures make it clear that the vast majority use steel cables.

My bad with the wording. I'm not scared of a steel cable bridges, just the dubious wood and rope ones.
 
2012-11-28 03:10:40 PM
Suspension bridges don't bother me. In fact, I am "that Farker" that likes to jump on them to trip out all my friends.

I don't think I would have an issue with crossing any of those bridge with the exception of #15, because it appears to be missing a huge section.
 
2012-11-28 03:59:00 PM

MeanJean: My bad with the wording. I'm not scared of a steel cable bridges, just the dubious wood and rope ones.


What about one made from grass?

worldwanderlusting.com
 
2012-11-28 05:46:02 PM
Those really run the gambit from "I've crossed worse" to "not even if the guy from the Temple of Doom was chasing me".
 
2012-11-28 09:22:35 PM
Ok, so a few of those were sketchy, but most of those were solid and the Capilano Suspension Bridge is bombproof, so WTF?
 
2012-11-28 11:01:28 PM
Been across the one in Vancouver a few times, but I can never remember what it's called until I go back to it or see it in a headline after some unfit mother decides to have a 40th-trimester abortion.
 
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