We all have seen many bridges for land transport, have you ever turn yourself to watch out for the most dangerous railway bridges in the world? Most probably not. There are a number of railway bridges that are really being daring, but give a perfect match to nature.
All of us know that Railways are much convenient transport than other land transport, but it goes sometimes risky due to some circumstances, however, it’s another thing. Well, many people still prefer to travel with railways as they find it more reliable. Here, we have selected the 11 worst railway bridges from all around the world.
1. White Pass and Yukon Route, Alaska, USA
One of the most famous and beautiful railroads in Alaska, it was constructed in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush. This railway bridge is 20 miles long and 3000 meters high and includes 2 tunnels.
2. Aso Minami Route, Japan
The Aso Minami Railway Bridge in Japan is the most dangerous and daring bridge, as it is very close to the country’s biggest active volcano region. Passengers often saw the lava flowing and burning in the forest. Visitors also see the steam rising during the volcanic eruption.
3. Kuranda Scenic Railroad, Australia
The Kuranda Scenic Railway bridge is one of Dangerous Railway Bridges, was finished construction in 1891 ad first journey started in 1936 from Cairns to Kuranda.
4. Chennai-Rameshwaram Railway Route, India
World’s first sea bridge and India’s most beautiful railway bridge, The Pamban Bridge, which connects Chennai to Rameshwaram Route. This bridge started in the year 1914 and is about 6776 meters in length as the sea distance. The central part of the bridge opens up for passing the ships.
5. Narizdel Diablo or Devil’s Nose Train, Ecuador
This bridge stretches 12km between Alausi and Siambe in the Mountains of Ecuador. It was constructed in 1902 around the mountain, Condor’s Nest.
6. Georgetown Loop Railroad, Colorado, USA
The heritage railway bridge that located in the Rocky mountains in Colorado, United States. He railway bridge approx 7.2km long and 640ft its altitude.
7. Tren a las Nubes, Argentina
It started in 1948 and was basically constructed for the socioeconomic purpose, but it has been converted into the tourist train serving from Salta, a 434km round trip journey.
8. The Death Railway
The Death Railway Bridge was a 415km track between Bangkok. Its construction started in 1943 and completed in 1947.
9. Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway, United Kingdom
The Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway, an 862ft-long rail line spreading over the English towns of Lynton and Lynmouth, begins from Lynmouth and floats up a 500ft-high soak cliffs with a 58% inclination way to Lynton.
10. Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad, New Mexico
The railroad gets its name from the 800ft-high Toltec Gorge and the 10,015ft-high Cumbres Pass through which it passes. The Cumbres Pass is the biggest train pass in the US.
11. Argo Gede Train, Railroad, Indonesia
The most Dangerous Railway Bridges journey of three-hour adventure is the passing on the Cikurutug Bridge. The rail rides on the arch trestle connect 200ft over the valley floor, offering horror perspective of the subtropical valley beneath.