Japan’s Scariest Suspension Bridge

May 15, 2009 at 9:40 pm (randoms)


Musou Tsuribashi, known as “Japan’s Scariest Suspension Bridge”, is extremely narrow and precarious.

Located in the Southern Japanese Alps, also known as the Akaishi Mountains, the bridge dates back to the 1950s, marking it as not only the scariest, but also Japan’s oldest remaining suspension bridge.

The bridge is held together mostly by wire, with thin wooden boards across its width for stabilization. Additional boards, also very thin, span the length of the bridge so that people can walk across with only as much space as two boards will allow.

As you can see in the video, the bridge is falling apart and some boards are knocked out of place or even missing.

Before you even reach the bridge you have to climb the side of the mountain, which offers only metal chains to hold onto and is too steep to climb without assistance.

Still, if you like roller coasters, the rotting board on this bridge is sure to make you thrilled you came.

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