Canon City, Colorado
You hang a dizzying 1,053 feet above the water, nothing between you and the Arkansas River but a wooden plankway. A theme park is adjacent to this 1929 span, but this is the wildest ride of all. A nearby incline railway takes you to the river below, so you can look up at all the people looking down at you. ($26 admission to bridge, park and railway; 888-333-5597; royalgorgebridge.com). — Photo by Gerard Sioen/Anzenberger/Redux
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.