The Bolivian death road
The North Yungas Road in Bolivia was built in the 1930s. Constructed by Paraguayan prisoners, the North Yungas Road has earned the name "El Camino de la Muerte", or "The Death Road". Stretching from La Paz to the town of Corioco, the road is at the most, three metres wide. Situated on the side of a mountain, the North Yungas Road has no safety rails preventing motorists from falling over the side. The drop is sudden and extreme for those motorists that go over the edge and death is expected. Helping to create further danger for motorists is the weather. Heavy rain and thick fog create deadly concoctions that have helped motorists run off the road. Fortunately, one of the older, more dangerous sections has been updated. This has slightly improved the road's safety.