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Remarkable highways in the world

Posted on July 12, 2010 | Remarkable DrivesOne Comment

Highways are considered to be very important. They make transportation and communication more fast and more efficient. Though the highways are important to people, yet they have claimed the lives of many.

There are a number of interesting highways in the world. Some of these highways have been built for over centuries and some of them are known for their laurels of engineering all round the world.

Yungas Road is considered to be the most dangerous highway in the world. This highway is located high up in the Andes Mountain in Bolivia, which is regarded everywhere as the “most dangerous road”. This road is a 61 km long highway which leads from La Paz to Coroico and is known for its “legendary extreme danger”. Also, known as the death road, this highway kills around 200 to 300 people in a year. Some other names attached to the road is “Grove’s road, Road of Death and the Coroico Road”.

Yungas Road

Big Dig in USA is known to be the most expensive project which has been undertaken. This expensive highway project has been estimated to $ 2.8 billion in the year 1985 and in the year 2006 to 14.2 billion.

Big Dig in USA

Pan American Highway is the longest highway in the world. This highway stretches for around 25,000 kilometres and is known as the world’s “longest motorable road”.

Pan American Highway

Another longest highway in the world is “Highway 1” in Australia. This is the world’s longest national highway. It stretches almost to the entire continent’s coastline. This highway is known to connect all the important cities of Australia. More than 1 million people are believed to travel on this highway everyday. The island of Tasmania is also connected through this highway.

Highway 1

Trans Canada Highway is the longest national highway from point to point. This has a total length of 7,821 km and stretches from east-west across southern Canada and the most populated portion of the country. This highway connects all the major urban places in this route and reaches to almost all the capital cities.

Trans Canada Highway

Highway 401 is known as the most busiest highway in the world. This highway has a volume of 500.000 vehicles surpassing the route everyday. This highway is in Ontario, Canada.

Highway 401

Katy Freeway in Houstan Texas is known as the widest highway in the world. The highway has 26 lanes, which makes it the widest highway in the world.

Katy Freeway

The Karakoram Highway is the highest international highway which is situated at an altitude of 4,693 metres and is located between China and Pakistan. This highway is considered to be the world’s “best paved international highway”.

These are some of the best and the most remarkable highways in the world. They are known for their engineering, some for their height, width and length.

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  • Misty says:

    Bolivia’s highway is really dangerous.. I’ve driven there and was almost near an accident..The road is really slippery and steep with crooked turns and since its located at a higher altitude one must be cautious at all times.. Thanks for the information!

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