The Terrifying Swinging Bridge In Idaho That Will Make Your Stomach Drop
Whether you like heights or not, there’s something undeniably thrilling about bridges. Looking out over the rushing water just a few feet below your shoes and so close you can almost touch it, knowing that there’s only some wood and engineering separating you from the rapid current – it’s pretty incredible.
Then there are the daredevils who enjoy the thrill of strolling across some of the world’s most terrifying and perilous swinging bridges – the ones dangling over ravines and suspended only by a few knotted ropes. These moving, swaying contraptions dot rivers and mountainscapes here and there across the globe, but Idaho has precious few of these dangerous feats craftsmanship. One sits eerily dangling above the mighty rapids of the Payette River, but this particular beauty hangs over the Big Wood in south-central Idaho. Uniquely, the pedestrians that cross this bridge aren’t always of the human sort; rather, they’re sheep! But you can brave the trip yourself.
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In this video by Scott Copeland, you can see just how eerily close to the water this historic swinging bridge is.
Whoa. Would you walk across this? To see this bridge in action by the sheep themselves, you can watch a charming BLM video here.