Located in Siberia, the Vitim River Bridge is one of the most spectacular bridges in the world. It’s an old train bridge crossing the Vitim River which leaves drivers precariously navigating a tiny six-foot-wide path. Its old metal structure is covered with rotting wooden planks, which can be slippery due to frequent ice in the area.
image credit: Игорь Ювенский
After the rails were removed it was never torn down, and it eventually became part of the Baikal–Amur Mainline (BAM) road in Siberia which makes no sense to us, but hey, it’s Russia.This bridge tests the skill, and courage, of any driver. Only the suicidal, the insane, or the paid-to-do-this should ever drive down.
It’s normal for your palms to sweat looking this truck crossing it.Although this bridge isn’t particularly tall or over the most treacherous of waters, it’s definitely one you may need to have an extra pair of shorts for when you get to the other side.
The 20m high bridge is barely wide enough to fit a car and doesn’t have a safety railing, so even the slightest misstep can be fatal. The old railway bridge is 570 meters.This test of bravery in Siberia looks like it could collapse at any second although this truck proves otherwise.