Although the global crisis has ensured that we are not very active and traveling, it is still lovely to lookup places from all around the world and view them online.
Looking at pictures of a beautiful place is sure to put a smile on your face. If you are a travel fanatic, then this is just the place for you.
Portugal’s sagging footbridge is located 575 feet above a river. To give the visitors the experience of a lifetime, they even added a see-through metal-mesh base to the structure.
This bridge is 516m long and connects both sides of the Paiva Gorge near Porto. It is called ‘516 Arouca’. The architectures of this beautiful creation believe that walking on it is similar to treading on air.
Two V-shaped concrete towers hold the structure. Inspired by the Tibeyt-style footbridge creation, but consists of a flat deck and more conventional tower support.
Those who visit can witness the breathtaking beauty of the Aguieiras Waterfall. As reports state, it will take an average human five to ten minutes to walk from one side to another. But we all know that those who are afraid of heights will take much longer than that.
This see-through bridge belongs to the Arouca Geopark. It consists of a 328-square-kilometer area that is even recognized by UNESCO. The park allows visitors to hike, raft, kayak, and try 25 mountaineering routes.
There is also an eight-kilometer trail called “Paiva Walkways,” a wooden walkaway with stairways that go through the park.
It sounds like the ideal place for outdoor lovers, right?
Switzerland has a bridge that is 1621 feet and rising as high as 279 feet.
The Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge offers hikers a view of Matterhorn, Bernese Alps, and Weisshorn. The bridge replaced an older bridge that was damaged by falling rocks.
Guoliang Tunnel, China, is a road through the mountains and was built by locals. This road was the only channel of communication between the villages and the outside world. Sometime later, the government created a 1,200-meter long tunnel to help the locals.
If you enjoy hair-raising bridges and you are not scared of heights, you may like seeing some other hazardous roads in the world. Personally, I prefer country trips with quiet streets, and the roads less hazardous.
Featured image is a screenshot from the YouTube video.