Vancouver, British Columbia
Think of it as that swinging rope bridge from summer camp, only this bridge sways 230 feet above the rushing Capilano River and the old-growth forest on its banks. Admission to British Columbia’s oldest tourist attraction (dating back to 1889) includes access to both the bridge and Cliffwalk, a cantilevered treetop walkway through a rain forest ($29.95; $27.95 for seniors; 877-985-7474; capbridge.com). — Photo by Taylor S. Kennedy/ National Geographic Stock
En español | Leaping across rivers, canyons and seemingly endless seas, bridges can provide cheap — and dramatic — thrills. But a quick drive over a scenic bridge can be frustrating; you want to stop the car, lean over the railing and soak in the scenery. Happily, there are lots of must-see bridges that are as welcoming to pedestrians as they are to vehicles. What’s more, with few exceptions even toll bridges don’t generally charge for folks on foot. Here are six camera-ready crossings.