The most dangerous roads in the world


Without a doubt the first place takes him Yungas Road, also known as the Highway of Death. It is a highway of about 69 kilometers that goes from La Paz to Coroico in the Yungas region of Bolivia. It is legendary for its extreme danger: in 1995 the Inter-American Development Bank released shocking data as they dared to affirm that between 200-300 die each year Travellers.

The path It includes junctions that are characterized by being places where many vehicles have fallen into the void. In late 2006, after 20 years of construction, a new highway (a by-pass) from La Paz to Coroico was opened to the public. This new route has a modern construction (bridges, drains, etc.), several lanes, sidewalks, railings and many other elements that make it much safer than the original route. As a result, Yungas Road it is much less used, although an increasing number of bicycle adventurers are daring to cross it.

We continue with the highway-tunnel Guoliang in China. The road in the Taihang Mountains was built by local people: it took five years to complete the 1,200 meter long tunnel that is about 5 meters high and 4 meters wide. Some of the villagers died in accidents during construction. On May 1, 1977, the tunnel was opened to traffic. It is located in the Taihang Mountains in China's Hunan Province.

Finally we present the road of Arica. The road from Arica to Iquique is known for being very dangerous, as it runs through very deep valleys and the wind blows very hard. Sometimes, you can see on the sides the vehicles they have fallen to the bottom.

Most Dangerous Roads In The World (November 2022)


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