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Located right at the Arctic Circle in central Siberia, Russia, crossing the bridge over the Nadym River (which is frozen for six months of the year) is a hair-raising drive across a waterlogged very rickety pontoon bridge for summer use only. It’s one of the most spectacular bridges in the world.

The bridge that spans the Nadym River is submerged by over a foot of water in parts. This half-submerged bridge doesn’t look like something we’d ever volunteer to drive on. It’s the stuff nightmares are made of. The Nadym River freezes over between October and May every year and local reports cite plans to replace the rickety crossing with a hovercraft service.

 

The construction of a new pontoon bridge crossing over the Nadym River, a left tributary of the Ob River, has started to relieve the traffic along the only existing floating bridge. A new fixed bridge for combined road and rail use is to be finished soon.

 




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>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.
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>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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