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Rickety Bridges You Only Want to Cross Once

Remember: one foot in front of the other.

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For certain travelers on certain trips, there comes a moment when you have to ask yourself if a certain bucket-list moment is, well, worth the risk. The rickety bridge is one such moment. A few reasons why it's worth crossing. Once.

If you'd like to be one of the few travelers to say they've crossed the Vjosa River in Albania. . . Franz Aberham If you'd like to be one of the few travelers to say they've crossed the Vjosa River in Albania. . . If you'd like a sweeping view of the tea park in China's Hubei Province . . . VCG via Getty Images If you'd like a sweeping view of the tea park in China's Hubei Province . . . If you're not able to rock-hop across this stream in Nepal's Modi Khola valley. . . Frank Bienewald/LightRocket via Getty Images If you're not able to rock-hop across this stream in Nepal's Modi Khola valley. . . If you'd rather keep your clothes dry when crossing the Rio Celeste in Costa Rica. . . Matteo Colombo If you'd rather keep your clothes dry when crossing the Rio Celeste in Costa Rica. . . If you'd rather not swim among the crocs . . . David Bise/EyeEm If you'd rather not swim among the crocs . . . If you're upstream without a paddle. . . Matej Smucr/EyeEm If you're upstream without a paddle. . . If you're looking for a shortcut in Italy's Dolomite Mountains. . . Poncho If you're looking for a shortcut in Italy's Dolomite Mountains. . . If you're in Myanmar's Taungthaman Lake and you're not so great with stilts. . . Frank Bienewald/LightRocket via Getty Images If you're in Myanmar's Taungthaman Lake and you're not so great with stilts. . .
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