Puente de Ojuela, Mexico
Image: Isaac Salvador P’rez, Wikimedia Commons
Few bridges are more terrifying than this – a ramshackle structure that spans a deep canyon in Durango, in decrepitude for decades and certain to scare those who come here to cross.
The bridge was designed in 1898 by the famous Roebling brothers, who also designed the Brooklyn Bridge to link Mapimi and the gold mines that, for a time, brought prosperity.
Puente de Ojuela is no longer as popular as it once was. The region’s precious metal mines exhausted, the bridge was neglected and left to decay. These days, there is little reason to set foot onto its perilous platform unless you want to visit Ojela city’s ruins. Yet, this high bridge appeals to extreme sports enthusiasts or fans of photography, attracted by the canyon’s greatness.
Passing through it gives a feeling of weightlessness, thanks to the open design of the construction and an impressive height. Jagged cliffs located around add thrill, so adrenaline rush during a walk across the bridge is guaranteed.