Tattu Bridge

Crossing the infamous Tattu Bridge

Located in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan, the Tattu Bridge (Tattoo bridge) is one of the most spectacular bridges in the world. Due its dangerousness it’s no longer in use.

This old wooden bridge carries the infamous Fairy Meadows Road, a spectacular and dangerous high mountain track. The unpaved road is completely unmaintained, there are no guardrails to protect you, and it gets so narrow that near the end you’ll have to cover the last section by walking or biking. This bridge is no longer in use. It was declared dangerous for vehicle crossings and locals developed a road bypassing the bridge. It's quite interesting to study that just a few years back all local vehicles used to cross this bridge.

Situated at the western end of the Himalayan region, the bridge is 29.13 m (95.57 ft) long. Today it’s a nice place for a short stop over and photography before entering Tattu village. Do not try to climb the bridge for photography as it is not being maintained anymore and is declared dangerous. The bridge was built by Brigadier M. Aslam Khan (M.C, H.J, F.K), First Commander Gilgit Scouts and the local people.
Pic: yasir ali

 

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