Hussaini Hanging Bridge, Pakistan
It’s hard to believe that people still use this, said to be the most dangerous bridge on Earth and not a place for the faint of heart.
Linking remote regions in northern Pakistan, this is precarious in the extreme, a crossing that tests nerve in no uncertain terms and one that presents dangers that must not be underestimated.
Such bridges are not uncommon here, but this one, dangling over Borit Lake in the Hunza Valley, is renowned. The planks that form the main platform are well spaced out — or, in some instances, missing altogether — whilst the cables that, somehow, hold the whole thing up do little to inspire confidence.
Strong winds blow through the valley, whilst an old bridge that has long since given up the ghost can still be seen, wrecked and abandoned, and making this even more frightening. Need to get across? Hold on tight and don’t look down.