Puente de Ojuela

Puente de Ojuela: A Dangerous Road You May Want to Explore

The road to the Ojuela Bridge is located northeast of the state of Durango, adjacent to the historic village of Mapimí, in Mexico. The road to the bridge is 7km long. This tortuous route should not be attempted by those who don't know how to reverse.

The road to the bridge starts off the Carretera Federal 30. It’s 7km long and was built with gravel and cobblestone sections. The ride up the mountain, through ancient slopes, is nearly as exciting as any other part of the trip, as the vehicle passes by fascinating desert plants and rock formations. Some parts are so narrow that if two vehicles have to pass each other, one vehicle might have to reverse for anything up to 3 kilometres of winding narrow road to get to a place wide enough to pass. 

The road leads to the Ojuela Bridge, also known as the Mapimi Bridge. It’s one of the world’s most scariest bridges. It was designed by the same people as the Brooklyn Bridge and is considered one of the most dangerous and mysterious places on the planet. With a length of around 1,000 feet and a height of 327 feet above a ravine, the Puente de Ojuela is a suspension bridge leading to a ghost town. It’s 2 feet wide and steel cables have been added for safety over two towers. Currently this bridge is only used for pedestrians.

The bridge connects a ghost town to an abandoned mine. It was completed in 1898 and was restored as a tourist attraction in 1991. Passing through it gives a feeling of weightlessness, thanks to the open design of the construction and an impressive height.


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