1. Louisiana's Causeway Over Lake Pontchartrain
This is the world's longest continuous bridge over water, stretching over 24 miles (38 kilometers) across Lake Pontchartrain in southern Louisiana. It spreads far into the distance, well beyond the human eye's ability to perceive. Driving across without knowing where you're going may be a scary experience.
This direct road, which travels as straight as an arrow across the lake's towering center, may save significant travel time by connecting the suburbs of New Orleans in the south with Mandeville and the state's northern extremities.
However, it is not for everyone, and some people would prefer go around than over, since the prospect of crossing such a large body of water is frequently too much to stomach. Drivers have been known to lose control halfway across the bridge, necessitating a police escort to finish their journey, and many infants have been delivered on the bridge after their mothers failed to reach the hospital on the other side in time. This is not something to be taken lightly.
2. Ghana's Canopy Walk
Ghana's Canopy Walk, suspended high in the treetops in Kakum National Park, provides a unique perspective of the country's lush green rainforests in the Central Region. True, the vista from this vantage point is breathtaking.
But it doesn't make it any less terrifying, and those brave enough to venture out onto the tiny walkway don't tend to stay long. It's probably better not to look down, given the drop. The Canopy Walk is 1,150 feet (350 meters) long and is divided into seven sections by seven trees.
It is mostly made of rope and has a straightforward structure. With termites eating away at the wooden planks and the supporting ropes providing little assurance, you should do a comprehensive risk assessment before proceeding. Although it is not for the faint of heart, no one will condemn you if you decide not to take the risk.
3. Malaysia's Langkawi Sky Bridge
The Langkawi Sky Bridge, suspended on an 82-meter-high single pylon that emerges from the lush forest, is erected on top of the Machinchang mountain and provides breathtaking views of the island and sea.
The bridge is roughly 100 meters above ground level and can hold up to 250 passengers at once. It swings out over the terrain to provide guests with a one-of-a-kind spatial experience and to transport them to previously inaccessible areas, such as above virgin jungle with breathtaking vistas. A curving bridge, in contrast to a straight bridge, where the end is always in sight, provides magnificently shifting perspectives.
The views from up here are spectacular, but those who are afraid of heights may find the experience scary because the platform appears to move with each step you take. The gorgeous surroundings, on the other hand, may be able to help you overcome your first apprehension and enjoy the experience.
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