Whether from a bridge, a dam wall or a tower: Today attracts almost every tourist destination with a spectacular Bungee-Jump Spot. We have made a selection of the most spectacular jumps.
Verzasca dam in Switzerland
According to the worldwide surveys of the best Stunt in film history: The speech of James bond's jump from the 220 Meter high Verzasca dam in the movie "Goldeneye" (1995). 007, played by Pierce Brosnan, rushed together with the rubber band while 7.5 seconds in parallel to the massive dam wall Contra in depth.
With a length of 380 meters and said height of 220 meters, the Contra dam in the Verzasca valley, is the fourth highest dam in Switzerland. It can be reached from Gordola, TI is about a two-kilometre-long road piece. In the middle of the dam is the jump system. But why is the place jumpers actually so popular with Bungee? It is the only known place in the world where you can dive even in the moonlight of a bridge or dam.
Bloukrans bridge South Africa
The Bloukrans Bridge, about 40 kilometres East of Plettenberg Bay, is an arch bridge with a free span of 272 metres. The 1984-built bridge has a total length of 451 meters and a height of 257 meters above the valley and is still regarded as the highest bridge in Africa. It is located on the national road N2 along the Garden Route, the Bloukrans River.
1997 was opened below the roadway on the steel-concrete arch in about 216 meters of height, a Bungee Jump facility. The free fall lasts just under eight seconds. The only disadvantage is that On the bridge, a strong Wind that is likely to Crazy at some Bungee-the adrenaline even more in height can blows most of the time.
Macau tower of China
In the Chinese Casino metropolis of Macau, the 338-metre high Macau Tower, the 19. December 2001 officially opened. Overall, the tower has five observation decks, and houses a 360-degree Restaurant.
Since 2006, the new Zealand Bungee pioneer A. J. Hackett runs one of the highest Bungee-plants of the world – 233 meters above the earth. The free fall lasts for eight seconds. Although it sounds like a little; during the flight phase there is a but like an eternity. With top speeds of up to 200 km/h it is accelerated only 30 meters from the ground to the top. The ultimate Bungee Jump-charge.
Niouc bridge, Switzerland
In the Canton of Valais is located, spans the Niouc bridge, the river Navisence between Saint-Luc and Vercorin. The bridge consists of a network of metal cables, and is called therefore also a spider bridge. It was actually built for the purpose of water supply for the town of Briey, and consists of a water line and a pedestrian bridge.
Bungee jumper, along climb the rickety structure, and balance your way all the way up to the middle. From there it goes with you and around 190 meters in depth. Built in 1922, was the Niouc bridge between 1922 and 1929, the highest bridge in the world. Until today, she wears the title of "the highest Bungee jump in Europe from a suspended bridge".
The Last resort, Nepal
Hardly anyone knows that there is hidden in the mountain ranges of the Himalayas, a world-class Bungee adventures. Far above the river Bhote Koshi, near the village of Dhumthang (100 kilometers East of Kathmandu), is the Resort of the load. Located on the sharp edges of the canyon, between the houses of the Local people, the Hotel with a spectacular Bungee jump.
as a pretty scary force jump leads from a narrow pedestrian bridge 160 meters in depth. In addition to daredevil jumps but can also be taken mountain Biking, Hiking and white water rafting.
Nevis HighWire in new Zealand
Queenstown in new Zealand is a Mecca for adrenaline junkies – it's only logical that here also Bungee-Jumper. The way to Nevis-Highwire-platform, runs on rough roads that wind through the mountains of the southern Alps.
With a height of 134 meters above the ground, he is one of the highest Bungee jumps in the world. The leap system includes, in addition to the Bungee platform is also a small visitor's building. The platform is fixedly mounted on steel ropes, which are stretched over the Nevis valley. It can be reached only via a small cargo basket. The average Jump time is approximately 6.5 seconds.
the Victoria Falls bridge, Zambia/Zimbabwe
located On the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, spanning the Victoria Falls Bridge on the river Zambezi just below the Victoria falls. As the river forms the border of the two South-East African countries, there are border guards on both Ends of the bridge, at the towns of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and Livingstone in Zambia.
In 1905, constructed from steel, the bridge is 198 metres long, 128 metres high and has an arch span of 156 metres. The old railway bridge offers a spectacular backdrop. The jump itself lasts about four seconds, and is 111 feet in depth. It should be also crocodiles, eight, staying in the mighty Zambezi.
Kawarau suspension bridge new Zealand
This is the place where it all began. "The Pipeline Bungee," as the facility is called, is the spirit child of Bungee pioneer A. J. Hackett. The 43-Meter high Kawarau-slope of the bridge, which is located in the Otago Region on the South island of new Zealand, is regarded as the place where the world's first commercial jumps.
Nearly 30 years have passed since then, and until today it is the most popular Bungee jump in the world. In the course of time, Hackett has developed its business idea into a lucrative business. So you can jump in different ways from the bridge: with a "touch down" into the water, or as a Tandem.
Royal Gorge BridgeUSA
The bridge near the small town of Canon City in the U.S. state of Colorado since its completion in 1929, today the highest bridges in the world. With a length of 384 meters, the Royal Gorge Bridge crosses the whitewater of the Arkansas River at a height of 291 meters. It is supported by four 45-metre high towers, which represent at the same time, the highest points, from where the adrenaline junkies in the depth of plunge.
Basically, the Bungee-Jumping on the bridge but, however, you can jump during the "Go Fast Games" for three days legal. In addition, further extreme sports can be done types like Base-Jumping or a ride on the Royal Rush Skycoaster.
Zhangjiajie-glass bridge, China
In August of 2018, the highest Bungee Jump facility in the world was opened to the Public: With 260 meters, the Bungee jump from the Zhangjiajie glass bridge in the story and guarantee a thrill. Already while Crossing the 300 meters high and 430 meters long bridge in Hunan province, you should be free from giddiness. In the bridge floor 99 panes of glass are installed, through which you can look into the depths of the Canyon.
The platform from the jump, below the bridge attached. Through a narrow gate opens onto the small bridge, then jumps down. The Skywalk is the longest and highest glass bridge in the world.
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Created: 19.04.2019, 18:39 PM