The faint-hearted people might not dare to set foot on these observatories and pedestrian bridges in below:
1. Trollstigen Visito Terrace – Norway
The elevated walkway and observatory called Trollstigen Visito Terrace was built along Stigfossen waterfall in Norway in 2010. It gives visitors an ideal place for their sightseeing to the surrounding landscapes.
2. Skywalk – Grand Canyon National Park, USA
Skywalk with transparent glass floor is one of the most attracted destination for tourists to the US. It is located in Grand Canyon National Park. This constructions sticks out of a cliff 600 m above the ground. This “bridge to nowhere” is a spectacular bit of engineering even if it does not fit everyone’s definition of what a bridge is. If categorized as a footbridge, the Skywalk is the highest of its type in the world.
3. Glacier Skywalk – Columbia, Canada.
Welcome to the all-new Glacier Skywalk in the heart of the Canadian Rockies! The transparent glass bridge is across the ice valley in Columbia, Canada. The Glacier Skywalk is an experience like no other: a perfect balance of breathtaking views, interpretive story-telling and adrenaline-pumping excitement.
4. Dolni Morava Skywalk, Czech Republic
Stretching out over a steep incline, the Dolni Morava Sky Walk allows visitors to test their nerves on the nail-biting structure which is located 3,600 feet above sea level.
5. Observation Tower on the River Mur, Austria
Opened to the public just in time for the beginning of spring 2010, this observatory tower in Austria became well-known all over Europe. With the look-out on the banks of the River Mur, the observation tower offers access to the ecology of the surrounding floodplain forest and lets visitors experience the river catchment, which changes according to the intensity of the water’s flow.
6. Quilotoa Shalala – Ecuador
Quilotoa Shalala observatory helps the tourists admire the giant lake in the crater of the Andes, Ecuador. The ecosystem of this area is an Andean páramo, therefore its surrounding vegetation includes low grasses, endemic shrubs and small trees. All these elements add to create a landscape of restrained beauty.
7. Top of Tyrol – Tyrol, Austria
More and more buildings are created to people can see firsthand the beauty of nature. Especially, the observatory is put in the top of Tyrol’s glacier. The viewing platform – captivates not only with its view but also with its special architecture that perfectly blends into the mountain scenery.
8. The Warp Viewing Platform – Ludian Town, China.
The undulating pedestrian bridge named The Warp is made from wood on a hill overlooking the village of Ludian in Yunnan Province, China. The designers behind the eye-catching bridge also drew from ancient Chinese folk art, citing the Chinese Knot as another associative image.
9. Skypoint – Australia.
Imagine you’re standing on a platform 270 meters above sea level, fully immersed in the stunning views of golden sands, lush, tropical mountains and the Gold Coast’s city scape at your feet. It is the Skypoint at Australia.
10. Pedestrian bridge’s Langkawi – Malaysia.
Langkawi overhead pedestrian bridge 125m long and 100m higher above the ground, held in place by cables, sits top Gunung Mat Chinchang mountains. This is one of those works attracted the attention of most visitors to Langkawi island, Malaysia. To help tourists have a panoramic view of the mountains below, the architects have designed for making external bridge the abyss with the corners that constitute the “terminal” for travelers to stop, sightseeing .