|Worlds Most Dangerous Roads|
|Last Updated ( Friday, 27 July 2012 )|
The Death Road (Bolivia)
The North Yungas Road , also known as The Death Road, is a 61 to 69 km road
leading from La Paz to Coroico (Bolivia's capital, to the Amazon region) in the
Yungas region of Bolivia. It is legendary for its extreme danger: in 1995 the
Inter-American Development Bank christened it as the "world's most dangerous
road. " One estimate is that 200-300 travelers were killed yearly along the road
. The road includes crosses marking many of the spots where such vehicles have
Guoliang Tunnel Road (China)
The road in Taihang mountains was built by local villagers: it took five years to finish the 1,200 metre long tunnel which is about 5 meters high and 4 meters wide. Some of the villagers died in accidents during construction ; undaunted, the others continued. On May 1, 1977, the tunnel was opened to traffic . It is located in the Taihang Mountains, in the Hunan Province of China.
Ruta 5: Arica to Iquique Road (Chile)
The road from Arica to Iquique is renowned for being dangerous ; you drive past very deep valleys and wind your way through, spotting ever so often tell-tale vehicle skeletons at the bottom. The few times you can see cars and buses passing by, they were doing so at such a speed that you may think they are either tempting fate very foolishly or perhaps they are just ghosts whizzing past. The mono-hued and isolated scenery is well capable of endowing you with the capacity to have such visions, so concentrating and avoiding the use of any form of hallucinatory substance is essential here.
Siberian Road to Yakutsk (Russia)
The Russian Federal Highway connects Moscow to Yakutsk, where the coldest
temperature ever recorded outside Antarctica was recorded. Yakutsk is also the
largest city built on continuous permafrost. Most houses are built on concrete
piles because of the frozen ground.
Sichuan-Tibet Highway (China)
In China, the number of deaths caused by car accidents has nearly doubled in the
past 20 years, climbing from 3.9 to 7.6 per 100,000 of the population between
1985 and 2005. The Sichuan-Tibet Highway , a high-elevation road between Chengdu
and Tibet where landslides and rock avalanches are common, is undoubtedly part
of the problem.
James Dalton Highway (Alaska)
The James Dalton Highway is a 414-mile gravel road. It heads straight north from
the Livengood turnoff of the Elliott Highway, through arctic tundra to the
farthest north reaches of Alaska. Alyeska built the 360-mile haul road, now
known as the Dalton Highway, from the Yukon River to Prudhoe Bay, for $150
million to supply the oil facilities on the North Slope. The pipeline bridge
across the 1,875 mile Yukon River is the only span across that river in Alaska.
Patiopoulo-Perdikak i Road (Greece)
This is a narrow busy dirt track that stretches from Patiopoulo to Perdikaki in Greece. This road is a steep climb or decent, it is dangerous because it has huge pot holes and very little grip for the vehicles that travel on it. It is a narrow road with a sheer drop on either side of its slope with no guard rails or an prevention to stop a vehicle from going over. Many people die on his road every year, it is used by pedestrians, livestock and trucks, buses and cars. A very dangerous road that has gravel for grip in most places and there are no lines to determine where the edge is, this is especially dangerous at night, most of the accidents happen at night on this road.
Trollstigen (The Troll Ladder) is a mountain road in Rauma, Norway, part of Norwegian National Road 63 connecting Åndalsnes in Rauma and Valldal in Norddal. A popular tourist attraction due to its steep incline of 9% and eleven hairpin bends up a steep mountain side, the road up is narrow with many sharp bends, and although it has been widened in recent years, vehicles over 12.4 meters long are prohibited from driving the road . At the top there is large parking place which allows visitors to leave their cars and walk for about ten minutes to a viewing balcony which overlooks the road with its bends and the Stigfossen waterfall. Stigfossen is a beautiful waterfall which falls 320 meters down the mountain side.
Stelvio Pass Road Trollstigen (Italy)
The highest paved mountain pass in the Eastern Alps --and the second highest in
the Alps, after the Col de l'Iseran (2770 m)--, the Stelvio Pass Road connects
the Valtellina with the upper Adige valley and Merano. It is located in the
Italian Alps, near Bormio and Sulden, 75 km from Bolzano, close to Swiss border.
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