A bridge is supposed to be a passage or pathway to let you or vehicles move through when it is impossible for some other reasons which are underneath the bridge. However, have you ever thought how it would be for a bridge to be scary? Bridges are built for our conveniences but that can also put us in a dangerous position. That adds up to it when you have fear of heights or you are scared of deep water.
Here goes a list of some of the scariest bridges in the US:
1. Seven Mile Bridge
The bridge is in Florida and its length is 10,888 m. The bridge is 65 feet high above the Gulf of Mexico. Seven Mile Bridge was built in 1912 and in the early 80’s it was remodeled. It is considered very dangerous for the marathon as it has two traveling lanes without any room on the other side of the traveling lanes. Many prominent Hollywood movies such as the James Bond film License to Kill, 2 Fast 2 Furious and the Arnold Schwarzenegger blockbuster True Lies were cast in Seven Mile Bridge.
2. The Chesapeake Bay Bridge
The bridge was situated in Virginia beach in the year of 1960. Its total length is 37,015 m and the bridge is 23 m high. The bridge is considered the single scariest bridge in America because of large tunnels. The Chesapeake Bay Bridge is creating fear among the Baltimore , Maryland, and Washington, DC drivers who use it daily. It is also one of the busiest bridges. From the statistics of May 2018, more than 130 million vehicles crossed the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
3. Deception Pass Bridge
Deception Pass Bridge was situated in Oak Harbor, Washington in the year of 1934. The steel materialed bridge is 453 m long and 55 high from the water level. Statistics shows, almost 20000 cars pass the bridge everyday. The bridge is a widely photographed landmark in the Puget Sound area. The cloud and fog combine on the driver’s windshield causes difficult driving conditions and low visibility. The pedestrian lane of the bridge is very narrow and as cars drive by people feel scared.
4. Cape William Moore Bridge
Cape William Moore Bridge is a scariest bridge in the US which is in Skagway, Alaska. The suspension bridge is 34 m long which was built in 1976. The bridge is on an active earthquake fault. Cape William Moore Bridge looks very risky and it can be used only for pedestrian walkway. To save the bridge from being completely ripped apart from the earthquake and passing across the fault line, the bridge is balanced only at one end.
5. Lake Pontchartrain Causeway
Another scariest bridge in the US, Lake Pontchartrain Causeway is one of the longest bridges over the water. The bridge is located in southern Louisiana and constructed in the year of 1955. More than 40000 traffics pass the bridge daily. Its length is over 38 km and 15 ft high from the water surface.
As Lake Pontchartrain Causeway is the longest bridge, many people feel anxious while passing the bridge. The gephyrophobia and aquaphobia are scared while passing it. It achieved a Guinness World Records as longest Continuous bridge over water.
6. Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
One of the longest suspension bridges, Verrazano-Narrows Bridge was situated in Staten Island in the year of 1959. Later 1964, the bridge was opened for all. It is 70 m above from the water surface and 4176 m long. The double layer bridge consists of 13 Interstate 278 lanes, with seven lanes at the upper level and six at the lower level. The view from the bridge is very beautiful. However, many drivers feel paralyzing while crossing the bridge because of its intimidating size. Though it is a scariest bridge in the US, more than 2 lakhs traffic pass daily over the bridge.
7. Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge is a renowned name in the list of scariest bridges which is situated in San Francisco. The bridge was opened in 1937 though the work started in 1933. It is made with steel material, 2737 m long and 227 m above from the surface. Golden Gate Bridge has incredible views and people really enjoy this while passing. But the dark story of the bridge is, many people suicide from here and a number of people who have fallen from the bridge to their deaths.
8. Mackinac Bridge
In the city of Mackinaw, Mackinac Bridge has stood since 1954. Its total length is 8038 m and clearance below is 47 m. In 1989, it was damaged by 48-mph wind gusts. The bridge is famous because of linking the Upper and Lower Peninsulas of Michigan, putting the cities together. Mackinac Bridge is also one of the world’s longest suspension bridges. Even after its terrifying stigma, the Mackinac Bridge is actually one of the safest bridges in the country and provides amazing views.
9. Gold Brooke Bridge
Gold Brook Covered Bridge, sometimes recognized as Stowe Hollow Bridge or Emily’s Bridge, is a tiny wooden bridge in the Stowe Hollow area of southeastern Stowe. It was situated in the year of 1844. The length of the bridge is 15 m and the height is 2.5 m. It is a single-span Howe truss which is covered by a gabled metal roof and rests on dry-laid stone abutments. The Gold Brook Covered Bridge was featured as one of the haunted locations and a paranormal TV series is featured on this. It was named to the National Historic Places Register in 1974.You may watch the episode “Cursed Towns” for knowing the scariest story of the Gold Brook.
10. Royal Gorge Bridge
Another scariest bridge in the US, Royal Gorge Bridge was situated in Cañon City in 1929. Its length is 384 m and 291 m high. The bridge was damaged by wildfire flame in 2013 and reopened in 2014. Royal Gorge Bridge is considered as the scariest bridge because of the constant threat of wildfire apart from its architecture, placement and site attractions.
Moreover, The Royal Gorge Bridge was the highest suspension bridge in the world before the Beipan River Guanxing Highway Bridge was completed. Passenger vehicles can cross the bridge, but only before the park is opened or depending on the time and season. Oversized vehicles, including big vans, trucks and buses, are not allowed to pass.
There are many more bridges in the United States which serve to be of jaw-dropping beauty. They are also the scariest bridges in the US.
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