Building roads is not as simple as it may seem. There’s a lot of work, mathematics and organization that goes into creating every single one of them. Engineers have to build roads to over mountains, water and remote landscapes so people can get from place A to place B. And the result isn’t always conventional. We often think about unusual and unique places in the world, but these roads deserve our attention too.
Tokyo Bay Aqua Line is a mystery to tourists as it looks like it disappears into the middle of the bay. Onlookers are baffled by its appearance, although the road is actually a bridge/under water tunnel hybrid. In Norway, the Atlanterhavsveien connects eight islands together. So if you ever thought the only way to get from island to island was a boat, prepare to be amazed.
And then there are the roads most people would not want to drive on, while others see them as thrills. Bolivia’s North Yungus Road has been aptly named “Death Road” as it sees over 300 deaths per year. You would think that would scare people off, but with an amazing scenic view it attracts over 25,000 mountain bikers annually. And Egypt’s Luxor-Al-Hurghada Road is literally a death trap, with terrorists patrolling it at all times.
These roads are unbelievable in so many different ways. Whether they were built a certain way or have been taken over by bandits, they’re peculiar and definitely stray from the status quo. From Australia’s desolate Eyre Highway to Italy’s dizzying Passo Dello Stelvio, these are the 10 most unusual roads in the world.