Being my travels down those great two lane highways of this nation as well as news I learn about them from media sources. Since I'm also very interested in historic preservation, there will be a lot of that as well.
Friday, December 6, 2013
The World's 18 Strangest Roadways-- Part 1
From Popular Mechanics by Chris Sweeney. //// 1. HANA HIGHWAY-- Maui, Hawaii: 600 curves and 54 bridges in just 52 miles. // 2. PASSO DELLO STELVIO-- Lombardy, Italy: Stelvio Pass with 48 hairpin turns and average 7.4 foot grade. // 3. GUOLIANG TUNNEL-- Hunan, China: Chiseled out by hand in the 1970s. 15 feet high and 12 feet wide. (Hopefully no vehicles.) 4. MONUMENTAL AXIS-- Brasilia, Brazil: world's largest median. // 5. THE ATLANTERHAVSVEIEN-- More og Romsdal, Norway: 8 small bridges passing over 8 small islands. //// Boy, That's One Weird Road. --RoadDog