Top 30 Most Terrifying Bridges That Are Still Being Used Today

If these bridges terrify you, you might have something called gephyrophobia. Or maybe you’re just a normal person…

Gephyrophobia, a fear of crossing bridges, might range from creeping anxiety to stifling terror. However, whether it’s heights or shoddy infrastructure or creepy histories that makes you quake – we’re sure these bridges will make even the bravest of souls say, “There’s no way I’m crossing that.”

30. Sunshine Skyway Bridge – Florida

Height: 430’ | Length: 4.14 miles

Despite its cheery name, this 4-mile vehicle bridge over the Tampa Bay has a dark past. The bridge was the site of a tragedy in 1980 when a freight ship collided with the bridge, causing its partial collapse and dozens of vehicles to plunge into the water below.

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As you drive across the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, you can still see the western Skyway Fishing Pier just half a mile to the west of the bridge. This pier was re-purposed from the old approach to the original Sunshine Skyway Bridge – and remains a chilling reminder of what it could have meant to be a bridge passenger on that fateful day in 1980.

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