Skip to comments.15 Terrifying Bridges People Actually Use
Posted on 05/15/2014 5:50:48 PM PDT by kingattax
To paraphrase Dilbert creator Scott Adams, the goal of every good engineer is to do very little in their careers, and if you must build something, just hope it doesnt hurt anyone.
Of course, thats selling short some very talented engineers who should be given great credit for figuring out innovative ways of getting us to cross previously un-crossable terrain like large bodies of water or deep, deep canyons.
If they and their team did their job right, theyve created something that stands the test of time. But there are other structures that most of us agree could have used some better engineering, or at the very least a few more handholds.
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I had a girlfriend who could barely ride across the Mackinaw bridge. Its never bothered me. I like the center lanes because you drive on the metal grate and its like its not even there and you can see all the way to the water.
they should have added the Skyline Bridge in Tampa, Florida. this one scares a lot of folks.
I agree w/ the choice of Seven-Mile Bridge as #1. I don’t like it one bit. My palms sweat.
I was pleasantly surprised to see that the Capilano Bridge in B.C. made the list. I walked across that bridge the summer before 5th grade. VERY SCARY... and I am not afraid of heights.
Traveling through Florida in 1993, I saw that bridge on a map. I drove well out of my way just so I could cross it.
By the time I reached the summit, I couldn’t wait to get off that bloody thing. The only time I’ve been scared on a bridge in my life.
They put the Mackinac bridge on there... I have been over it several times....it’s not nearly as bad as the 1000 Islands Bridge. That gem is white knuckles all the way on a good day. Two 12 foot lanes a steep approach and a steel deck, on a snowy day in January with a 30MPH cross wind it will put the fear of god into any atheist.
Should say #15, not #1 obviously...
The wind has blown a couple of cars over the rail of the Mackinaw bridge. Last time I was up there they had the speed limited to 30 mph.
Cooper River Bridge(The old one) Charleston SC is one scary ass bridge.
Saginaw Bay Bridge, Michigan
The old span over the Cooper River on the far right is a death trap. I think the lanes are 10 feet wide.
Nothing else comes close...once was enough. I would go out of my way to cross on I-526 a few miles north.
The Mackinac Bridge seriously scared the crap out of me on a family trip as a boy. I never knew what vertigo was until my dad drove over that bridge.
I remember getting white knuckles the first time I drove across the Sunshine Skyway across Tampa Bay.
Especially since the barge hit it back in the 70s.
Gets my my vote too.
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