Recently, while vacationing in a small town in the Carpathians called "New Kropyvnyk", I heard from locals about the mysterious suspension bridge that hangs over the rapid river Stryi. And I realized that I definitely want to visit it.
After overcoming several kilometers of country road, a hole in the woods, a kind of gate that slopes down the road to the bridge.
By the way, this forest hole is not so easy to find if you do not know about it. Two of our friends passed by and did not notice this entrance.
And a really dense, impenetrable wall of the forest well hides the bridge from prying eyes.
A piece of our today's hero can be seen in the distance through the mighty trees on a steep slope.
Go a little further down the sloping road and here we are in front of it.
In the heart of the Carpathian lowlands, surrounded by landscapes, hung a shaky, terrifying bridge captivated by the rapid currents of the relentless Stryy River.
When you stand on this bridge, it seems that fate hangs in the balance.
One wrong step and the abyss is ready to take you in its arms. There is a bridge on such twisted rusty cables.
By the time I dared to enter, most of my companions were already in the middle of this terrifying monster.
After taking the first steps, I realized that this is a really terribly unreliable construction, especially when still joking friends are shaking it on purpose.
Almost every second board on this bridge is rotten or rotten and can hold steam at any moment.
And no one knows who this Russian roulette will not play funny.
If you have already reached the middle of it, then it is better to just sit down and do not move.
As a railing here stretched only two metal ropes on each side, but they do not solve anything because in the middle of them there is a huge space in which you can easily dive.
So, it's not very safe here. Local authorities could have updated the security system here a long time ago, but do they think they like to maintain a reputation as a dangerous ghost bridge for tourism?
If you look through the crack in the rain, it may seem that we are floating in the opposite direction.
If you have a weak vestibular system, you may begin to feel sick. In fact, once you get used to it, it is even quite interesting to observe the incredible beauty of forests and meadows on the hilly hills.
Only from this bridge they have the most picturesque view. The perfect place for an inspired artist. The main thing is to choose quiet days without gusty winds.
In fact, it was very cozy to sit next to a view of the cliffs with tall pines, especially against the backdrop of an endless river coming out of an unknown turn.
There was a kind of pumping, when you balance on the bridge swaying in the wind listening to the sounds of water, which deftly bypasses the rapids.