When two important aspects of the invention; combining nature and impressive human architecture, the result is a series of crazy roads and bridges that usually leave us with our mouths in our mouths.
Øresund Bridge, Denmark
You are driving on the cable bridge from Denmark to Sweden when the bridge suddenly turns into an underwater tunnel. Exciting, isn’t it? The Øresund Bridge, which connects the Danish capital Copenhagen with the Swedish city of Malmö, is a beautiful example of Danish architecture.
Exciting, isn’t it? The 8 km long bridge is a double track line and a highway that mutates into a 4 km long tunnel under the ocean.
Passage du Gois, France
Passage du Gois in France is a floating causeway that connects the island of Noirmoutier to the mainland in the Vendée department, in France. The natural passage in Bourgneuf Bay is only open to traffic twice a day when the tide recedes. It was in 1701 when the passage was first mentioned on the map. The seemingly ordinary road is in fact a dangerous route that traps many people during high tides.
Guoliang Tunnel, China
Literally carved out of the rocky Taihang Mountains of Henan Province, China, the Guoliang Tunnel is the result of five years of toil by 13 villages to seed 1.2 km of tunnel, which is five meters high and four meters wide.
The road replaced 720 steep mountain passes and is now China’s main tourist attraction. It takes a monk’s mind to drive on this dangerous road. The tunnel is not only an example of craftsmanship, but also a window to spectacular views of the Taihang Mountains.
Atlantic Ocean Road, Norway
We all enjoy the splash rides at amusement parks. But cruising the roads with constantly moving ocean waves may not be a safe thing to do. Atlanterhavsveien translated as Atlantic Ocean Road is one such route in Norway that takes you straight to the edge of the ocean. It connects Averøy to the mainland via a series of small islands and islets spanned by a total of eight bridges of 8274 meters. So if your car runs down the road, it will immediately crash into the ocean. But the foam-sprayed journey in a northwest storm offers the most beautiful ride.