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Saw one of these pictures and thought, "What a great thread this would make," so here we go...post away.

These are terrifying ~ click to enlarge

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"Time is too slow for those who wait; too swift for those who fear;

too long for  those who grieve; too short for those who rejoice.

But for those who love, time is eternity."

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I crossed the Capilano bridge in 2001 while using a full size vid camera in a fine mist rain. Almost peed my self. Had a hat but its gotten lost over the past moves. Now I probably would not even allowed on it now due to my handicap . Any one who gets to Vancouver , BC , Canada must at least visit this bridge. BTW, it was used in an ep of MacGyver ! http://www.capbridge.com/

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I admire the ingenuity of the people who construct those rope bridges. But they know the local geology, and know how to effectively use natural materials, and just get on with it.

I can get a touch of vertigo just by standing on a chair! I know the advice if you're somewhere high up is to not look down, but I can mostly cope with that - it's the looking up, even if it's just to change a lightbulb, that I have problems with. It's as though, if I lose sight of roughly where my feet are, my brain can't figure out where I am.

My most favourite bridge is the Alamillo Bridge in Seville, Spain:

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I think I like it because it's not only functional, in getting people and traffic from one side to the other, it's also a humungeous piece of sculpture.

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Walkabout, I came real close to posting a pic of the Capilano.

Libby, Not only is the Alamillo a bridge, it's a landmark.

Oklahoma has a new landmark bridge downtown called, "SkyDance Bridge," which changes colors at night. It's a 380 feet long and 197 feet tall pedestrian bridge that spans Interstate 40, and opened on April 23, 2013. It represents our state bird, the Scissortail Flycatcher, that was adopted as Oklahoma’s state bird in 1951. Not only is it cool that it eats insects that are harmful to our crops, but it’s a beautiful bird.

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"Time is too slow for those who wait; too swift for those who fear;

too long for  those who grieve; too short for those who rejoice.

But for those who love, time is eternity."

(Jane Fellowes)

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Seesthru, sorry to hear about your experience, that had to be frightening. Glad you made it through safe.

Here's a few unusual and amazing bridges from around the world...love the merry-go-round bridge, but the one walking below the water is eerie.

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Tianjin Eye Bridge, China

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Magdeburg Water Bridge, German

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Millau Bridge, France

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Moses Bridge, Netherlands

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Ponte Vecchia, Italy

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"Time is too slow for those who wait; too swift for those who fear;

too long for  those who grieve; too short for those who rejoice.

But for those who love, time is eternity."

(Jane Fellowes)

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Wow, yes, I'm sure at time with heavy rains it does flood. It's probably just a tourist attraction. Seesthru, come back and post a bridge pic.

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"Time is too slow for those who wait; too swift for those who fear;

too long for  those who grieve; too short for those who rejoice.

But for those who love, time is eternity."

(Jane Fellowes)

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The world’s first peak-to-peak suspension bridge is open for business (and panic attacks) in the Swiss Alps.
Peak Walk at Glacier 3000 is 351 feet long and 9,800 feet above sea level. Visitors who dare cross this amazing footbridge — which connects Glacier 3000 with Scex Rouge — must navigate a span that’s only 31 inches wide.
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"Time is too slow for those who wait; too swift for those who fear;

too long for  those who grieve; too short for those who rejoice.

But for those who love, time is eternity."

(Jane Fellowes)

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