World’s Scariest Bridges

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

William Preston Lane, Jr. Memorial Bridge (Bay Bridge), Maryland

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Drivers are notoriously afraid of this bridge, as it’s subjected to frequent—and often violent—storms. And when the bad weather hits, forget about visibility: get to the middle of this five-mile-long bridge and you can barely see land.

Where: Spanning the Chesapeake Bay to connect Maryland’s eastern and western shores.

Stats: Nearly 5 miles long; 186 feet high at its highest point.

World’s Scariest Bridges

William Preston Lane, Jr. Memorial Bridge (Bay Bridge), Maryland

Drivers are notoriously afraid of this bridge, as it’s subjected to frequent—and often violent—storms. And when the bad weather hits, forget about visibility: get to the middle of this five-mile-long bridge and you can barely see land.

Where: Spanning the Chesapeake Bay to connect Maryland’s eastern and western shores.

Stats: Nearly 5 miles long; 186 feet high at its highest point.

Scott Smith/Corbis
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