Over the years constructors have built bridges in all shapes, sizes and heights. Here are some of the most breath-taking bridges, from remote places around the world – guaranteed to get your heart racing.
Driving can be one of the most relaxing activities. Spanning from California to Australia, sometimes the journey really is the destination. A relaxing scenic drive down winding coastal roads can be really therapeutic.
Sometimes we’re so high up in the mountains that we take a deep breath and it feels like we havent’ any oxygen left at all. Even in these conditions, human beings have adapted to a huge variety of conditions, living in sky-high elevations over 16,700ft above the sea level.
We all love twisting and curving roads. But for getting from point A to point B in the fastest time possible, sometimes you need to cut corners and go straight. Here is the list of the straightest of the straight roads in the world.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the longest road in the world is the Pan-American Highway. The road spans 29,800 miles from Prudhoe Bay in North Alaska to Ushuaia, in Argentina. The United States boasts of some of the world’s longest highways.
These are some of our favorite roads around the world. This will not be an objective list and we’re probably forgetting many, but... it's a good way to start. This list is not in particular order of importance/preference and isn’t meant to be a best of the best roads list.
It is very difficult to determine where’s the highest road on Earth, since it is impossible to establish what is meant by the ‘road’ term.
The Antrim Coast Road offers views more spectacular than the Grand Canyon in the US or Venezuela's Angel Falls, according to a survey. Sydney Opera House came top in the poll of 5,000 Britons by an Australian wine company to find places with the world's most spectacular views.
From USA to Australia and England, dangerousroads.org has been featured in some of the most important newspapers, websites and medias all around the world.
A signpost at the foot Col de la Bonette makes the claim "Col de la Bonette - Restefond, 2.802 m above sea level, the highest road in Europe". But this claim is incorrect for several reasons.
Ghosts, hitchhickers, women in white. From Hong Kong to USA. From England to Croatia. All around the world there are stories about haunted roads. Some of them look real. Some of them look unreal. But all of them are pretty scary and haved developed a reputation for being the source of strange experiences and hauntings.Some of the roads became infamous due to the strange activity which occurs along.
Finding the highest mountain road in South America may also mean discovering some of the highest roads in the world. But in the South American Andes the situation is confusing like in the Himalayas and the results are often questionable and conflicting. Many high altitude gravel roads are particularly being reported in Bolivia and Chile. But all elevation indications vary greatly in different reports and you can actually not rely on them.
Some of the world’s most scenic roads have series of hairpin turns climbing up and down the mountainside. A hairpin turn is a bend with a very acute inner angle, making it necessary for an oncoming vehicle to turn almost 180° to continue on the road.
Welcome to the most remote roads in the world! Get a reliable car, lots of food, water, matches, warm clothing, and as much gas as you can carry safely to drive in the northernmost road in the world.
After years of work in rarefied air and frigid temperatures at more than 4.000m above the sea level, the tunnels on this list are engineering marvels sure to impress anyone. Sadly, hundreds of websites misinform about the world’s highest tunnels, claiming wrong records.
There are millions of roads running across the Earth. And driving on most of them is a necessary step to get from Point X to Point Y. But that's not the case along the stretches of pavement chosen by the dangerousroads.org users. So fasten your seatbelt, because you're in for a spectacular ride.
A highway is any public road or other public way on land which has two or more lanes per direction. The first highway was built 175 years ago.
This is the list of the world’s highest bridges, ranked by the maximum distance from the road of the bridge down to the ground or water beneath.
Resulta muy difícil determinar cuál es la carretera más alta del planeta, ya que es imposible establecer qué se entiende por carretera. Es un puerto de montaña que sólo puede conducir un conductor experto con un coche adaptado, o es un camino que puede hacerse en bicicleta o motocicleta únicamente o tenemos que ceñirnos estrictamente a un punto que puede ser conducido por un conductor normal con un vehículo normal? Por tanto, resulta muy difícil determinar qué significa la carretera más alta del mundo.
A few roads around the world are periodically flooded twice a day by the high tide. The roads flood twice daily with incoming tides and as the tides go out slippery seaweed is left all over it.
The Dead Sea (that borders Israel, the West Bank and Jordan) is the lowest place on land that’s below sea level, at 1,360 feet. But dozens of land areas of the Earth sit below current sea level. The ten places with the lowest elevations are listed below. 33 countries have land below sea level.
The Alps are a mountain system located in south-central Europe, to the immediate north of the Mediterranean Sea. They extend for almost 700 miles in a crescent shape from the coastline of southern France (near Monaco) into Switzerland, then through northern Italy and into Austria, and down through Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro - then ending in Albania on the rugged coastline of the Adriatic Sea.
Tunnels are some of the most amazing marvels of engineering. But the world's longest tunnels are definitely not the place for a car to break down. The great breakthrough in engineering and construction has ensured infrastructure today with a high level.
It’s difficult so say where’s the African highest mountain pass. Some sources say they should be found either in Morocco, in the mountainous East Africa or in South Africa/Lesotho. But some of these areas are still not well developed and is hard to obtain reliable information about the condition and elevation of mountain roads there.