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Volgograd Bridge is 7,1km long. It’s located over the Volga River in the southern Russian city of Volgograd. The bridge is 1260 meters long and 32 meters wide. Its surface can be seen snaking up and down during high winds. It’s one of the most spectacular bridges in the world.

It was inaugurated in 2009. This concrete girder bridge is practically brand new, but it’s amazing it hasn’t been shut down. During a violent storm in May 2010, the roadway began to shake and oscillate, in a similar manner to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge before it collapsed in 1940.  Drivers say their cars were literally thrown into the air, many thinking it was an unexpected earthquake.

The rippling roadway caused cars to be thrown into the air and careen into the opposite lane. The dancing of the bridge was caused by vibration from a resonance. Wind, current and other factors are the reasons for that. Reports say it bounces by more than three feet during strong winds, with a deafening screech accompanying the movement.

 




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>Scenic drives in Norway. Norway has 18 carefully selected scenic drives both in terms of nature/panorama. 
>Romanian high altitude roads. Romania has some amazing roads, real tourist destinations by themselves. 
>Faroese challenging tunnels. Harrowing one lane tunnel on a 2 way road. Kind of frightening to drive through if you're not used to it.
>Highest accessible towns by car on Earth. Permanent settlements occupied year-round, accessible by car.
>The world's best road. The world's best road has just been announced: the N-222 from Peso de Regua to Pinhao in Portugal.
>Longest straight roads in the world. From point A to B in the fastest time possible, sometimes you need to cut corners.
>Highest tunnels in the world. After years of work in rarefied air and frigid temperatures at more than 4,000m, these tunnels are engineering marvels sure to impress anyone.
>The world's northernmost road ends. Get a reliable car, lots of food, water, matches, warm clothing, and gas.

 

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