World’s Scariest Bridges

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From sky-high suspension bridges to dilapidated rope bridges, these crossings aren’t for the meek.

Iya Valley Vine Bridges, Japan

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Shikoku, the smallest of Japan’s four main islands, is home to three vine bridges. The originals were built with slats of wood placed between 7 and 12 inches apart, secured in place with two single vines. While the new bridges are reinforced with wire and hand rails, they’re still not for the faint of heart.

Where: Tokushima, over the Iya-gawa River

Stats: 148 feet long; 46 feet high.

World’s Scariest Bridges

Iya Valley Vine Bridges, Japan

Shikoku, the smallest of Japan’s four main islands, is home to three vine bridges. The originals were built with slats of wood placed between 7 and 12 inches apart, secured in place with two single vines. While the new bridges are reinforced with wire and hand rails, they’re still not for the faint of heart.

Where: Tokushima, over the Iya-gawa River

Stats: 148 feet long; 46 feet high.

GYRO PHOTOGRAPHY/amanaimages/Corbis
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