Jembatan Gantung (hanging bridge)

In the Village of Tanjung Muara Semayo

Bridge Over the Tabir River

Bridge Over the Tabir River

There are times when we get to enjoy crossing rivers on foot bridges. These bridges can be quite intimidating the first time you cross them, especially when they are missing a few boards here and there.

Another intimidating experience on these bridges is when motorcycles come across the same time you are crossing them. Motorcycle traffic is frequent on the one pictured here, and when it happens, pedestrians must stand to the far side and hang onto the cables so the motorcycles can pass behind them.

This is a very thrilling experience for tourists. Though there is initial fear, there is great delight in having made the journey across….then safely back again!

These bridges rock and sway, especially when motorcycles cross, or when a person begins to jump up and down in the center of it.

Two motorcycles crossing at the same time.

Two motorcycles crossing at the same time.

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