Hanging out at the Hanging Bridge in Bohol

The concept of a controlled danger, an artifice giving all the sensory perception of a real danger yet totally controlled to a certain extent, makes us enjoy roller coasters and other contraptions that seem to get more insane as we age. At the hanging bridge in Bohol, there is no such control.

Bohol hanging bridge
Bohol hanging bridge

Cable lines run across Sipatan River, around 7 meters up. It’s stepping board is made up of woven bamboo slats that creek and sinks depending on which part you step on and, of course, your body weight. The official warning states that it’s good only for 10 people using it the same time, although I figure if I’m on that bridge, that limit would change to around 8 people.

Hanging Bridge in Bohol - Sipatan River
Hanging Bridge in Bohol - Sipatan River

Found in the town of Sevilla, province of Bohol. I heard it’s called Sipatan Hanging Bridge because it’s found in Sipatan River.

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