Travel through the treetops: 6 breathtaking suspension bridges around the world
Experience the forest like never before by strolling along these epic walkways.
Walking through the woods has been proven to improve our health – a simple trek along a tree-lined path can do wonders. The adventurers among us take it to the next, much higher, level: suspension bridges.
Whether they're made of rope or metal or wood, whether they're anchored only at the ends or using a complex feat of architecture, suspension bridges let us go places we've never been able to go. Crossing rivers, touching the tallest branches, admiring a forest's canopy – all made possible by these stunning creations.
Hanging bridges can span over 100 feet, while suspension bridges can span thousands. Regardless of how long the bridge is, the views are endlessly astounding...
Kota Belud, Sabah, Malaysia
Villagers cross the river on a hanging bridge on the island of Borneo. (Photo: Lano Lan/Shutterstock)
In the ancient rainforest of Borneo, villagers must trek along hanging bridges to cross the vast rivers. High or low, the views on this island are spectacular.
Monteverde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica
What better way to experience the legendary Cloud Forest than by walking in the clouds? This suspension bridge takes visitors across the forest canopy for a special look at rainforest wildlife.
Nesher Park, Haifa, Israel
The Carmel Forest near Haifa is crossed by a suspension bridge. (Photo: Roni Ben Ishay/Shutterstock)
On the tree-covered, seaside Carmel Mountain, hiking trails are abundant. For a simpler but equally rewarding walk, the suspension bridge is a must.
Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver, CanadaThe Capilano Bridge attracts visitors from all around to walk through the evergreen trees. (Photo: Lissandra Melo/Shutterstock)
Spanning more than 460 feet across the Douglas Fir forest, the Capilano Suspension Bridge reaches a startling 230 feet above the Capilano River. The bridge is so popular that a network of bridges was built, and the "Treetops Adventure" attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.
Buller Gorge, New Zealand
A bridge connects the tree-lined cliffs of New Zealand's Buller Gorge. (Photo: Philip Bird LRPS CPAGB/Shutterstock)
Reaching far across the Buller River in the South Island of New Zealand is New Zealand's longest simple suspension bridge. At just over 360 feet, the bridge is an absolute thrill to cross. If you get to the other side and want even more adventure, you can take a zipline back across!
Katano City Bridge, Japan
A bridge of many names and many different gorgeous seasonal views, the Katano City Bridge spans a vast forest valley in Katano, Japan. In the fall, there's nothing like it.
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