Hussaini Hanging Bridge, Pakistan
One look at the Hussaini Hanging Bridge should be enough to highlight its hazards. Located in Upper Hunza in northern Pakistan, this is one of many dangerous crossings in a remote and rocky region, a bridge that hangs over Borit Lake, but threatens to 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.
The experience of crossing the Hussaini Hanging Bridge can be described as nerve breaking, yet people travel here to test their mettle, despite the obvious dangers that each attempted crossing entails. 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.