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Some of the World's Most Harrowing Roads

Norway's Atlantic Ocean Road is a little over five miles long, connecting the towns of Kristiansund and Molde in the midwestern section of the coastline. According to its entry on,  

"Driving along the Atlantic Road is like teetering on the edge of the sea... The curvy road dips and arches over the brutal waves of the Norwegian Sea that often crash over the pavement during storms, and was subjected to 12 hurricanes during construction."

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As shown in the video above, waves splash onto the highway regularly, leaving quite a bit of water on the road's surface. See other pictures of this roller coaster highway at the dangerous roads link above.

The photo above is North Yungas Road in Bolivia, which locals call "The Road of Death." Its nickname is fitting in that a 2006 study estimated that 200 to 300 travelers die every year on the roadway, which connects the Amazon rainforest with La Paz.

Chulumani Road (below) in Bolivia is also referred to as "South Yungas Road." The frightening looking pathway, with what appears to be a dropoff into the clouds, is actually an alternate route for people to take if they don't want to travel North Jungas Road. 

Read about more harrowing roads all over the world in this article

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