Michigan Has One of the ‘World’s Scariest Bridges’
If you’re scared of heights and water, then going over a bridge has to be terrifying. If that’s the case, then you might want to avoid the world’s scariest bridges. I actually love bridges, but if the drivers on those bridges are crazy, then it gets way scarier. Hopefully people are smart enough to drive carefully when going over these massive bridges. It’s common sense. Well, as it turns out, Michigan has one of the world’s scariest bridges.
The study comes from TravelandLeisure.com, which states, “All bridges serve a purpose, whether utilitarian or inspirational, but some of them, like Musou Tsuribashi — this shaky, 50-year-old crossing in southern Japan — add a distinct element of fear. You don’t have to be in a remote part of the world either; scary bridges exist everywhere, in all shapes, sizes, and heights.” They add that not all of these bridges are super old or worn down. Some of them are simply terrifying for other reasons.
Before we get to our state, let’s look at the scariest bridge in the world. It’s the Aiguille du Midi Bridge in France. ” At this elevation — a whopping 12,605 feet above sea level and 9,209 feet from the floor of the valley — you’ll want to keep your eyes locked on the panorama of the craggy French Alps,” TravelandLeisure.com states. Yikes.
So, which Michigan bridge is one of the world’s scariest bridges? The Mackinac Bridge, of course. It’s a whopping 5 miles long. “Some drivers get so nervous about crossing this five-mile-long bridge that they don’t even go — it’s something that happens so often the Mackinac Bridge Authority will drive your car or motorcycle for you (for a $10 fee in addition to the toll, though this service was free in pre-pandemic times).,” they write. “The biggest fear is caused by the wind, which often exceeds 30 miles per hour on the bridge.” Find the full list here.