Hussaini Hanging Bridge, Pakistan
One look at the Hussaini Hanging Bridge should be enough to tell you why this is one of the most dangerous bridges in the world. Hussaini Hanging Bridge is one of many precarious crossings in the remote and rocky region of Upper Hunza in northern Pakistan. The rope bridge hangs over Borit Lake, and looks like it could collapse into the wild waters below at any moment.
The rope bridge is both long and poorly maintained. The decaying planks that form the walkway are few and far between, whilst the cables that keep it all in the air do nothing to inspire confidence. Strong winds shake the bridge whilst you cross it, adding to its danger. That another decrepit bridge, this one in an even worse state, is strung up alongside just adds to the sense of drama.
Crossing the 399 steps of Hussaini Hanging Bridge is a nerve breaking experience, yet it still attract hundreds of hikers each year looking for an adrenaline rush. Northern Pakistan is an isolated location, high in the mountains and far from assistance. Just bear in mind that should anything go wrong here, no-one is coming to help.