Hussaini Hanging Bridge, Pakistan
Linking remote regions in northern Pakistan, the Hussaini Hanging Bridge is precarious in the extreme, a crossing that tests nerve and certainly not a bridge to cross if you’re afraid of heights.
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 can still be seen below, wrecked and abandoned, making the sight even more frightening. Need to get across? Hold on tight and don’t look down.