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Truck crosses 6ft wide bridge over Russian river with inches to spare

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 17/05/2021 10:34:47 Georgia Simcox For Mailonline
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This is the nerve-wracking moment a truck crosses a narrow bridge in Russia, with just inches spare and no safety railing. 

Footage from May 10 shows the truck driving across the bridge which spans the Vitim River in Zabaykalsky Krai, Russia. 

The Kuandinsky Bridge forces drivers to navigate a tiny six-foot-wide path, which is barely wide enough to fit a car.

The bridge has no safety railing to stop cars and trucks from plummeting into the frozen water below, so one wrong move could be fatal. 

a bench in the snow: Footage from May 10 shows the truck driving across the bridge which spans the Vitim River in Zabaykalsky Krai, Russia © Provided by Daily MailFootage from May 10 shows the truck driving across the bridge which spans the Vitim River in Zabaykalsky Krai, Russia It navigates a tiny six-foot-wide path, which is barely wide enough to fit a car © Provided by Daily MailIt navigates a tiny six-foot-wide path, which is barely wide enough to fit a car

But this driver proved their impeccable driving skills, navigating the tricky bridge without appearing to find themselves in a spot of bother.

The metal structure, which at points in the clip looks rusted, is topped with slats of decaying wood, which become slippery when covered with ice or snow. 


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But the terrifying condition of the bridge isn't enough to deter one driver from braving the journey.   

The video shows two people walking ahead as the truck navigates the tricky 66-foot tall and 1,640-feet long bridge.  

a truck is parked in the water: The metal structure, which at points in the clip looks rusted, is topped with slats of decaying wood, which become slippery when covered with ice or snow © Provided by Daily MailThe metal structure, which at points in the clip looks rusted, is topped with slats of decaying wood, which become slippery when covered with ice or snow a view of a city on the water: This driver proved their impeccable driving skills by not appearing to find themselves in a spot of bother © Provided by Daily MailThis driver proved their impeccable driving skills by not appearing to find themselves in a spot of bother

There are just inches between the truck's wheels and the edge of the rotten wooden slats, with water and ice below. 

To make it more difficult, the edge of the bridge isn't straight, with some wooden slats jutting out further than others. 

This means that sometimes the driver becomes closer to the edge than before.  

The bridge runs parallel to a railway bridge and is situated in the Trans-Baikal region. 

It forms part of the notorious BAM road and is described as one of the world's toughest adventure routes by the Dangerous Roads website.  

To make it more difficult, the edge of the bridge isn't straight, with some wooden slats jutting out further than others © Provided by Daily MailTo make it more difficult, the edge of the bridge isn't straight, with some wooden slats jutting out further than others It means that sometimes the driver becomes closer to the edge than before © Provided by Daily MailIt means that sometimes the driver becomes closer to the edge than before Read more
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