20 Mystical & Scary Bridges Around The World

Bridges are an important part of architecture found everywhere on Earth. Since the first bridge was created, we can’t imagine the world without them anymore. However, apart from serving the purpose of connecting two spots, there are some bridges in the world that also have an air of mystery to them which makes these bridges magical.

In this post we are showcasing some of the most mystical and scary bridges that are spread all over the world, so you can have an idea as where you want to plan your new adventure.

1. Devil’s Bridge, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria

Devil’s bridge (also known as Dyavolski most) is an arch bridge that was built between 1515 and 1518 by the Ottomans. The bridge is 56 m long and has three arches, and also features holes with small semicircular arches to read water level.

Image: Emil Rashkovski
2. Latefossen Waterfall, Norway

The bridge is located right on the way of two waterfalls. It is literally right on the road and allows you to see and feel the strong mist coming off the falls. The twin falls are cool and not all that common in the world – especially this easy to get to.

Image: Marc Bächtold
3. Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scotland

Glenfinnan Viaduct is the famous place where Hogwarts express train was shown in the famous Harry Potter movie. To catch the old train you should wait for about 2 hours. Stream coming from the locomotive is truly magical.

Image: Simone A. Bertinotti
4. Gaztelugatxe, Spain

Gaztelugatxe is an island connected to the mainland with a man-made bridge. Crossing the bridge you’ll see breathtaking views. The bridge transitions into a narrow path containing 241 steps and zigzags its way back and forth to the top.

Image: Santi Díaz
5. Multnomah Falls, Oregon, USA

This bridge is located near the Historic Columbia River Highway, at milepost 32, Multnomah County, Oregon. It has a breathtaking view of Multnomah Falls. One of the few bridges constructed on the highway strictly for pedestrian use.

Image: ilirjan rrumbullaku
6. Palaiokarya bridge, Pindos Mountains, Greece

The beautiful bridge of Palaiokarya with its two artificial waterfalls, stands there since the 16th century. It is a stone arched bridge with a length of 26 meters. The waterfall behind the bridge creates an awe-inspiring, magnificent image.

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7. Root Bridge, India

This amazing living root bridge was handmade from the aerial roots of Rubber Trees. Usually, these roots have been placed across rivers and streams. Such kind of bridges become stronger with time, as it takes them about 50 years to grow!

Image: Ashwin Kumar
8. Puente Nuevo, Malaga, Spain

Puente Nuevo is the newest and largest 120-metre-deep chasm that carries the Guadalevín River and divides the city of Ronda, in southern Spain. By ‘new’ meaning 1793, when the bridge was reconstructed.

Image: Leo Hidalgo
9. Buxian Bridge, Huangshan, China

This short pedestrian span is also known as the “Fairy Walking Bridge” because it looks almost magical. It is built in 1987, but it looks like it was made much earlier. It’s only a few steps across, however, bridge’s design has a feel of some ancient Chinese relic.

Image: David Wicks
10. Carrbridge Bridge, Scotland

Village Carrbridge has the oldest stone bridge across the River Dulnain which was built in 1717. The bridge was built to allow funeral processions to access Duthil Church when the river was in spate. Because of this, the bridge was known locally as ‘the coffin bridge’ which is really scary!

Image: John Mason
11. Ponte Gobbo, Italy

Ponte Gobbo is a town landmark which is also known as Devil’s Bridge. It’s an ancient stone bridge of Roman origin, which crosses the river Trebbia in eleven irregular arches. Also it is subtlety illuminated at night and a popular walk for the locals.

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12. Stari Most, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Stari Most is one of the most popular country’s landmarks. It’s a 16th-century Ottoman bridge in the city of Mostar that crosses the river Neretva and connects the two parts of the city. Young people entertain tourists and earn money by jumping to the river from bridge’s center. As water is really cold such activity requires to be a master.

Image: Ebs Els
13. Gapstow Bridge, New York, USA

The beautiful, schist bridge found at 62nd street in Central Park, offering one of the best views of the New York City skyline. The bridge is also one of the most popular film locations. It was featured in numerous films, such as Cruel Intentions, Listen to Your Heart, It Should Happen to You and many more.

Image: J J
14. Moon Bridge in Taipei, Taiwan

The Moon Bridge is located in DaHu (Big Lake) Park in Taipei. The clear water allows for a perfect reflection of upside down world, almost playing tricks on the mind. The bridge illuminated at night, so it looks gorgeous any time of the day.

Image: Wei-Te Wong
15. Hobbit Bridge. Rakotiz Brucke, Germany

Hobbit’s Bridge is also known as Rakotzbrücke, which was specifically built to create a circle when it is reflected in the waters beneath it. Like many similar bridges across Europe, the Rakotzbrücke is known as a "devil’s bridge" due to the colloquialism that such bridges were so miraculous or dangerous that they must have been built by Satan.

Image: Uroš Vovk
16. Misarela Bridge, Portugal

Bridge of Mizarela is a medieval bridge that crosses the Rio Rabagão. There is a legend that this bridge was built by the Devil. When the mothers were afraid that their baby would be born dead or could not get pregnant – they would go to the bridge.

Image: Marco Moura
17. Aiguille du Midi Bridge, France

This bridge is 12,605 feet above sea level, so if you happen to be there – just don’t look down! Just keep your eyes on the panorama of the craggy French Alps. Getting here requires taking a cable car that climbs 9,200 vertical feet in 20 minutes.

Image: Dave Gray
18. Geierlay, Mörsdorf, Germany

Suspension bridge Geierlay is a pedestrian rope bridge between the local congregations Mёrsdorf and Sosberg. With its length of 360 m, it is considered to be the longest suspension bridge in Germany. Those who dare to cross it must have a head for heights.

Image: Lukas Becker
19. Royal Gorge Bridge, Colorado

Royal Gorge is the highest suspension bridge in America. The bridge crosses the gorge 955 feet (291 m) above the Arkansas River. It held the record of the highest bridge in the world from 1929 until 2001 when it was surpassed by the Liuguanghe Bridge in China. Due to 1982 the bridge didn’t have wind stabilizing cables.

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20. Canopy Walk, Ghana

Canopy Walk is a bridge above the forest in Ghana’s Kakum National Park. Of course, it has net walls and hand rails on the each side of you, but still you’re walking on a plank of wood on over one feet wide. The bridge is 1,000 feet long and 100 feet high.

Image: Etienne Girardet