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Located in Cañon City, Colorado, in USA, it’s actually a tourist attraction. It was built in 1929 and was, until 2003, the highest bridge in the world, with a height of 1,053 feet. It’s one of the most spectacular bridges in the world.

In 2013, a wildfire destroyed much of the theme park. The bridge didn’t have stabilizing wind cables until 1982. The structure is 291m-high. The bridge was constructed in six months, between June 5, 1929, and late November 1929, at a cost of $350,000. It’s one of the world’s highest suspension bridges – hanging 956 feet above the Arkansas River, and one of the most cheaply built given its vertigo-inducing size. Various thrillists have also made use of the bridge for bungie jumping and other aerial acts including a man in a wingsuit who attempted to fly over the bridge in 2003 but ran into a pylon, and was instantly killed. 

 




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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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