Transfagarasan - details and images
Transfagarasan road is situated at the highest altitude in Romania, rising to 2042 m. Situated on National Road 7C, the highest mountain range crosses the Fagaras Mountains, Romania Transylvania Wallachia and links.
It has two straps that extend over a length of 92 km. Because of the countless car coil velocity is less than 40 miles per hour. Then, the entire route are built 27 bridges and viaducts and the longest tunnel of goats to Balea Lake, 887 meters, which crosses Mount Paltinul. Tunnel Ventilation is very natural because of strong air currents. Unenlightened lane tunnel is only 6 meters wide and one meter wide sidewalk.
For those who want to "venture" on Transfagarasan, it is recommended to do it from south to north. The most famous road in Arges county, Romania begins in city Arefu (at km 61 of DN7C) and ends in Sibiu County, near the town Cartisoara (at the junction with DN1).
The scenery is magnificent, and the level differences and form coils is a challenge for both car and driver. Unfortunately, due to weather, is open every year Transfagarasanul few months a year, starting in July until October.
The most important tourist attractions are The dam and lake, which is one of the largest in Europe, then Poenari City (built in the days of Vlad the Impaler), and Glacial Lake Balea Balea Cascada.
Transfagarasanul was built between 1970 and 1974. Perhaps a brief presentation in figures is difficult to follow, but for those who have the patience to read it, said the achievement is worth the 92 kilometers of road have been deployed around three million tonnes of rock, there have been 830 Cross works and 290,000 cubic meters of masonry. To achieve the Goat Tunnel - Balea have been excavated over 41,000 cubic meters of rock.
Also, they used 20 tons of dynamite, 3,573 tons of cement, 89 tons of reinforcing steel, anchors 24 000, 129 tons of welded mesh, 14,200 square feet of casing, tubing 1750 meters of concrete, 4,100 meters of pipe, 50 tons of metal structures, 6900 cubic meters of sand, 6,000 cubic meters of gravel, chippings 3000 and 740 tons of lighting lamps.
Among those who have worked to build Transfagarasan, retired at this point, some more talk with many sacrifices made to the road that goes to heaven. Before they could not move mountains or even on horseback. But it says that at some point Nicolae Ceausescu, when Romania was not yet president, passed through the village and came Arefu idea that you have made a road to cross the mountains. During the works, just like the Vidraru, many people have died. Unfortunately, the documents did not keep those figures in history. But those who say it's survived for hundreds of human sacrifices. Many of those who died have not even been found by Prapastiile where they fell. They say the construction of the tunnel, the miners who were involved in assembling explosives join the others were held, each 20 to 30, not to be taken by storm and thrown into the abyss.
A story that flows from man to man refers to a monk named Nektarios. After building Transfagarasan he went by car, a Trabant to Capra, where he was surprised by an avalanche. He left the car under the awning of the Goat and he fell on the snow, being led by the "wave". It says that it has escaped with his life, while they found a car just after 6 months when the snow melted.
Transfagarasunului Crossing manages to combine the adrenaline caused by the many difficult and winding road, with the fantastic. Harmony-level differences, the asymmetry of the place and enchanting landscape, the reality failed to break any being, living as the most beautiful feeling in nature. Undoubtedly, the road is the most beautiful road Transfagarasanul in Romania and one of the most spectacular in Europe.
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