World’s Scariest Bridges
October 14, 2010
Per Travel & Leisure:
This bridge is practically brand new, but it's amazing it hasn't been shut down. During a violent storm in May 2010, the roadway began to shake and oscillate, in a similar manner to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge before it collapsed in 1940. The rippling roadway caused cars to be thrown into the air and careen into the opposite lane. Authorities blamed it on an earthquake, but seismologists disagreed. The safety investigation is ongoing, even as cars still drive across.
Where: In the southern Russian city of Volgograd, crossing the Volga River.
Stats: 4.5 miles long.
The faint of heart and those with a fear of heights turn back now!
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