Most Terrible Man-Made Structures on Earth

Most Terrible Man-Made Structures on Earth

These places are famous for all the wrong reasons. 

Spanning all across the globe, these mad-made constructions are frightful to look at and even more terrible for those that have had first hand experience with them.

We take a look at the most terrible man-made structures on earth.  Do you think you’re brave enough to traverse these bridges, roads, and tunnels? 

Most Terrible Road in the World: Bolivia

The North Yungas Road is a 61 to 69 km road leading from La Paz to Coroico (Bolivia's capital, to the Amazon region) in the Yungas region of Bolivia.  It is legendary for its extreme danger: in 1995 the Inter-American Development Bank christened it as the "world's most dangerous road". The road includes crosses marking many of the spots where vehicles have fallen.

Most Terrible Airport in the World: Netherland, Antilles

To land on Princess Juliana International Airport, pilots have to fly over a little part of the beach, cross over the fence and then pass over the road and then land on the runway. It is dangerous because light trucks on the road can get blown away from the jet blast from a plane when it is landing.

Most Terrible Railroad in the World: Japan

Minami Aso Railways. The soaring (and occasionally smoking) peak of Mount Aso—Japan’s most active volcano—looms beside the track of this route through the southerly region of Kumamoto. Primarily a sightseeing ride for spring and summer visitors, the journey is even more arresting in early November, when the mountain’s forested foothills are ablaze in magma-hot colors. Minami Aso runs with just three cars, each carrying up to 133 passengers.

Most Terrible Bridge in the World: USA

The Royal Gorge Bridge is a tourist attraction near Canon City, Colorado, within a 360-acre (150 ha) theme park. The bridge deck hangs 955 feet (291 m) above the Arkansas River and held the record of highest bridge in the world from 1929 until 2003, when it was surpassed by the Beipanjiang River Bridge in China. It is a suspension bridge with a main span of 938 feet (286 m). The bridge is 1,260 feet (384 m) long and 18 feet (5.5 m) wide, with a wooden walkway with 1292 planks. The bridge is suspended from towers that are 150 feet (46 m) high.

Most Terrible Footbridge in the World: Pakistan

Hussaini Hanging Bridge. Massive gaps between the planks, a wild side-to-side swing: there are reasons this is considered one of the world’s most harrowing suspension bridges. While rickety cable and wood bridges are common in this area, crossing this bridge over the rapidly flowing Hunza River is particularly frightening, as the tattered remains of the previous bridge hang by threads next to the one currently in use.  Floodwaters reportedly submerged the bridge in May 2010. However, due to its draw as a popular adventure-travel activity, the bridge is likely to be rebuilt.

Most Terrible Tunnel in the World: China

The Guoliang Tunnel is carved along the side of and through a mountain in China. The tunnel is located in the Taihang Mountains which are situated in the Henan Province of China. Before the tunnel was constructed, access to the nearby Guoliang village was limited to a difficult path carved into the mountainside. The village is nestled in a valley surrounded by towering mountains cut off from civilization.
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