The world’s most dangerous road bridge?

 

Some of you may remember last year’s post titled “The world’s most dangerous bridge?” It showed a foot bridge in Northern Pakistan that required nerves of steel if you were to cross it. Today, completely by chance, I came across an equally dramatic road bridge in Siberia which looks to be quite a novel experience, too!

Here’s the bridge…

Road bridge

…and here’s footage of a vehicle crossing the bridge…

…and, if you think that looked hairy, take a look at this motorcyclist who crosses the bridge in just 40 seconds!

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  1. Paul says:

    Are you kidding. Seen much worse. That bridge may look wonky, but it’s stout. Made of railroad ties – that can support a helluva load – probably close to 20 tons per axle.

  2. Paul Johnson says:

    Well… it doesn’t look so safe to me. Perhaps you could share with us some examples of poorer bridges being used by vehicles, Paul?

  3. Dean says:

    Just because it doesn’t look safe to you doesn’t mean its the worlds MOST dangerous bridge – there are plenty out there, just use the tinternet

  4. Paul Johnson says:

    Thanks for that, Dean. Did you miss the question mark in the title?

  5. David N. Currey says:

    I believe this road bridge began life as a railroad bridge. It has all the hallmarks of a wooden railroad trestle: It’s about 8 feet wide. It has set-outs every so often on the sides. There is a long outside board fastened at the edges of the bridge. Even the tie plates are still there, though strangely turned sideways—possibly used to hold additional wood members to make it suitable for vehicular traffic. The replacement railroad bridge for this one is the metal truss bridge to the right. Judging by its bridge piers, upstream is to the left. The bridge should be sturdy, but the lack of guardrails and its narrowness is what makes it dangerous.

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