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Located near Linville in North Carolina, USA, the Linn Cove Viaduct is a 1,243-foot (379 m) complex, S-shaped, undulating balcony across the side of Grandfather Mountain. It’s one of the most spectacular bridges in the world.

This concrete segmental bridge was completed in 1987 over a tricky terrain. It snakes around the slopes of Grandfather Mountain and is recognized internationally as an engineering marvel. The view is breathtaking, and the ride is exciting as that the bridge appears to be suspended in mid-air.

 

The bridge lies on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It’s asphalted and was the last section of this road to be finished. It’s  one of the Blue Ridge Parkway’s most recognizable features. It consists of 153 segments weighing 50 tons each and it’s said to be the world's most complicated bridge ever built. It was designed to minimize the environmental impact on Grandfather Mountain. The pieces for this viaduct were pre-made and dropped into place so as not to damage the mountain.
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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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