A Canadian ski resort has opened a new suspension bridge that hangs thousands of feet up that will no doubt terrify anyone who hasn't got a head for heights.

Located at a dizzying 6,562 feet above the valley floor on Whistler Mountain, the incredible Cloudraker Skybridge is harnessed between Whistler's Peak and the West Ridge.

It is thought to be one of the highest bridges in North America and the walk across is 427 feet long, with those brave enough to cross it able to look down into the valley below through the grates in the crossing.

The Cloudraker Skybridge joins the ranks of other petrifying bridges. It is thought to be the highest bridge in North America. Photo/ Mitch Winton, Coastalphoto.com
The Cloudraker Skybridge joins the ranks of other petrifying bridges. It is thought to be the highest bridge in North America. Photo/ Mitch Winton, Coastalphoto.com

The bridge is open year-round and is supported by four cables, each tensioned to 80,000 pounds.

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It has been constructed using 101 steel modules with each one weighing around 500lbs.

However, the only ones lucky enough to cross the bridge are those who buy a season skiing pass for Whistler Blackcomb or a Peak2Peak 360 ticket.

While they're up there, brave souls could also visit the new viewing platform on the same mountain top, Raven's Eye Cliff Walk, which opens in August.

Perched atop West Ridge, at the end of the Cloudraker Skybridge, guests will enjoy a 360-degree view of the Coast Mountains.

The cantilever deck of the lookout is positioned to face Rainbow Mountain, with views of Black Tusk 180 degrees in the opposite direction.

The suspension bridge is just one of six construction projects underway on Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain as part of a $66million dollar investment by Vail Resorts announced in December 2017.

Located at a dizzying 6,562ft above the valley floor, the Cloudraker Skybridge is harnessed between Whistler's Peak and the West Ridge. Photo/ Mitch Winton, Coastalphoto.com
Located at a dizzying 6,562ft above the valley floor, the Cloudraker Skybridge is harnessed between Whistler's Peak and the West Ridge. Photo/ Mitch Winton, Coastalphoto.com

The Cloudraker Skybridge joins the ranks of other petrifying bridges, like the cable bridges on Ai-Petri peak in the Crimean Mountains, the narrow walkways of Mount Hua in China, and the Titlis Cliff Walk in Switzerland, located a harrowing 9,842 feet above the ground.

Look out below! The world's scariest bridges

  1. Mount Hua Bridge, China
  2. Trift Bridge, Switzerland
  3. Millau Viaduct, France
  4. Hussaini Bridge, Pakistan
  5. Titlis Cliff Walk, Switzerland
  6. The Tibetan Bridge, Italy
  7. Royal Gorge Suspension Bridge, Colorado
  8. Brave Man's Bridge, China
  9. Langkawi Sky Bridge, Malaysia
  10. Shikoku Vine Bridges, Japan
  11. Cloud Bridge, South Korea
  12. Tsingy de Bemaraha, Madagascar
  13. U-Bein Bridge, Myanmar
  14. Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Northern Ireland