7 of the Most Dangerous Roads in the World We use roads almost every day of our lives,but there are some roads which will stay with you (potentially in your nightmares) if youdrive on them even once. So check out our list of the most dangerousroads in the world. 7. Eshima Ohashi Bridge, Japan Located in Japan, the Eshima Ohashi Bridgeconnects the cities of Matsue and Sakai-minato. We can only hope that residents of these twocities get their brakes checked regularly, since the bridge has a gradient of 6.1 percenton one side (and 5.1 percent on the other!). .
The reason for the steep curve is the fishingboats which must pass underneath. At 144-feet (43m) tall, the actual inclineisn’t quite as steep as it comes off in photos. In fact, seen from its side angles, it canactually look like a normal bridge. I guess that’s why drivers are willing togive it a go day-in and day-out! 6. Karakoram Highway, Pakistan Karakoram Highway connects Pakistan and Chinaby passing through the Karakoram Mountain range. .
This bad boy is not only one of the highestpaved roads in the world (although on the Pakistan side it actually remains unpaved!),this 745 mile (1200km) journey is an adventure in its own right. Built in the 60’s and 70’s (yeah, it tooka couple decades), the pass goes up to 15,400 ft (4,693 m) and was even dangerous whileit was being constructed – over 800 workers from Pakistan and over 80 from China losttheir lives during its construction. Now, the most serious dangers are landslidesand floods. Of course, avalanches and heavy snow aren’tunheard of either. But, with incredible views, including brilliantviews of the renowned K2 Mountain, tourists .
Continue to battle altitude sickness to makethe treacherous trip each year. 5. Yungas Road, Bolivia Commonly called “The Road of Death”, itis difficult to imagine just why anyone would ever travel on Bolivia’s Yungas Road. At only 35 miles (56 km) long, the road connectsLa Paz and Coroico . Yet, despite its short length, it was given its frightful nicknameafter the Inter-American Development Bank claimed it was the world’s most dangerousroad back in 1995. The name doesn’t seem far from the truth,with between 200 and 300 travellers on the .
Road being killed in a given year, accordingto a 2006 estimate. With an over 15,000 (4572 m) foot descent(or ascent, depending on your route), the road is used by locals in cars and trucks,and often considered a bucket-list trip for cyclists from overseas. 4. The Jalalabad-Kabul Highway, Afghanistan A part of a major highway system, the GrandTrunk Road, this stretch of highway may have the highest claim on lives of them all. Yet the exact number of deaths is unknownsince “most people stopped counting a long .
Time ago”, as reported by The Time’s DexterFilkins. At 95 miles (153 km) in length, it is notthe 1900 ft (600 m) high cliffs that cause deaths, but the reckless driving that causescars to spin off them. Of course, road conditions do not help thesituation – although paved when originally built in 1969, the road is now best describedas gravel. To put the danger of the road into perspective,the words of a fabric shop owner near the highway ring loud and clear: “The fightingwith the Taliban lasts only for a day or two, but the crashes are every day.” 3. .
The Sichuan-Tibet Highway, China China’s Sichuan-Tibet Highway includes a16,568 foot (5050m) high pass (and a narrow one at that), as well as incredible viewsand the chance to see Tibetan villages nestled into the mountains. It’s the latter that keeps tourists travellingthe road despite its relative danger. At 1,330 miles (2,142 km) in length, the stretchof highway usually takes at least 15 days to navigate (safely). While opened back in 1954, the number of deathson this road have increased sharply in recent years. .
For instance, deaths in 1985 were 3.9 per100,000 and had already reached 7.6 per 100,000 in 2005. The sharp increase is likely due to the increasein cars 2. The Leh-Manali Highway, India Open only during the summer months, the Leh-ManaliHighway spans 297 miles (478 km) of the Himalayan Mountains in India. With sparse access to resources and extremelyvolatile weather, it is recommended to bring plenty of extra fuel and prepare for the worston this road. .
With mountain passes averaging over 17,000feet (5100m), the road is actually well-maintained, since it holds a strategic place between Chinaand Pakistan. This means that the Indian Army’s BorderRoads Organization is in charge of the road’s upkeep – they make sure the snow is clearedduring the summer months, for instance. Despite their support, the road is known forits serious traffic jams, difficult terrain, and – of course – plenty of landslides. Drivers on the road have remarked that seeingthe results of crashes a few hundred m down the cliff below them is a stark reminder todrive at a crawl, averaging 9 to 12 mph (15 to 20 km) in some spots. .
1. James Dalton Highway, Alaska, USA Built in 1974, Alaska’s James Dalton Highwayis 414 miles (666 km) of gravel in some of the most difficult conditions in the world. To begin with, the road only has three villages(and therefore three places to fuel up) along its route, meaning that a jaunt on this roadwill include just you, your (hopefully working) car, and the harsh wilderness of Alaska. With a high point of 4,739 feet (1444 m),the road is also known for its ability to kick up huge amounts of gravel, mud and – worstof all – dust, which reduce visibility to .
Hazardous levels. As the road is a supply route for the Trans-AlaskaPipeline System, drivers are warned to stay out of the way of the massive oil trucks thatpass along it. Still, tourists who crave adventure have calledthis highway “the ultimate road trip”.
World’s most dangerous roads! These are some of the top scariest roads, highways, and bridges in the world with frequent accidents and deaths. #dangerous #dangerousplaces #danger