Top 5 Bungee Jumping Locations

on February 07 2011 12:19 PM
  • 1) Royal Gorge Suspension Bridge, Colorado, USA  – 1053 ft (321 m)
    The Royal Gorge Bridge held the record of highest bridge in the world from 1929 until 2003, when it was surpassed by the Beipanjiang River Bridge. Located in Arkansas River in Fremont County, Colorado, it remains the highest bridge in North America at 1,053 feet (321 m). This feat of architecture has been an attraction since 1929. Flickr by joevare
  • 2) Bungee Jumping Center, Ticino, Switzerland – 722 feet (220m)
    The wall of the Verzasca Dam in Ticino, Switzerland reaches 722 feet. This is the location that James Bond plunged from in the movie GoldenEye in 1995. Since then, it has become a popular bungee jumping venue. It takes jumpers 7.5 seconds to reach the lowest point at this location. Flickrs by MuntyPix
  • 3) Bloukrans Bridge, Nature's Valley, South Africa – 710 ft (216 m)
    The Bloukrans Bridge is an arch bridge located near Nature's Valley, South Africa. It is the world's third highest commercially operated bungee jump, at 216m. The bridge has the length of 451m and span of 272m. Flickr by by Axel Hecht
  • 4) Macau Tower, Macau, China – 764 ft (233 m)
    The Macau Tower is located in the former Portuguese colony of Macau, China. Macau Tower is the second highest commercial bungee jump location in the world, after Las Vegas'Stratosphere sky jump at 260 meters. Flickr by by Mr Wabu
  • 5) Victoria Falls Bridge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe/ Livingstone – 500 ft (152 m)
    Victoria Falls Bridge is the location for a 111 meters (364 ft) bungee jump. The Victoria Falls Bridge crosses the Zambezi River just below the Victoria Falls. The bungee jump operates off the Victoria Falls Bridge and has a 100% safety record. Over 50,000 people have bungee jumped from this location. Flickr by Ixtla
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Bungee jumping has become a popular adventure experience globally for the last 10 years for people who are actively seeking exciting experiences.

The first commercial bungee jumping operation began with New Zealander A J Hackett, who made his first jump from Auckland's Greenhithe Bridge in 1986. Here are the top 5 bungee jumping locations around the world.

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