Crossing the old and precarious Puente Negro

Puente Negro (Black Bridge) is the name of a precarious bridge located in the department of Santander, in north-central Colombia. It’s one of the most spectacular bridges in the world.

Puente Negro

The narrow wooden bridge has a massive 300ft drop into Lebrija river. It was a railway bridge, part of Tren de Bucaramanga (Bucaramanga Train) built in 1870 and was used until 1992. Later, the iron of the bridges was stolen and people started to drive cars by.

The passage on the bridges are prohibited for motor vehicles, bicycles, horses or pedestrians due to security issues. However, the lack of proper infrastructure in the place means that numerous types of vehicles, except heavy vehicles, pass through the narrow tunnels and dangerous bridges on a daily basis, risking their lives. The bridge is located on the ‘road’ from El Conchal to Barcelona. It’s 20.7km (12.86 miles) long running west-east.
Road suggested by: jorge manuel gómez sánchez