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(Buzzfeed)   Twenty-one incredibly terrifying hanging bridges no one in their right mind would ever cross   (buzzfeed.com) divider line 126
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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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