This is the most dangerous walkway in the world. The walkway is called, “El Caminito del Rey.” You can find the walkway in the province of Malaga, Spain. The walkway was built between 1901 and 1905 to help workers have a walkway between two hydroelectric power plants. The walkway is closed for the public but there are people seeking thrill like these that have decided to walk through them.
The walkway is 3 feet and 3 inches (one meter) in width, and rises over 350 feet 100 meters) above the river below.
The walkway was completed in 1905, but the inauguration did not take place until 1921 when Spanish King Alfonso XIII crossed it and the walkway’s been called The King’s Pathway since.
Constructed of concrete resting on steel rails supported by stanchions at around 45 degrees into the rock face, it is currently in a highly deteriorated state and there are numerous sections where part or all of the concrete top has collapsed.
The result is large open air gaps that are bridged only by narrow steel beams or other support fixtures.
Very few of the original handrails exist but a safety-wire runs the length of the path.
This has however turned El Caminito del Rey into an extreme vacations attraction and crossing the whole is an adventure sport for tourists.
The walkway is over 1.8 miles (3 kilometers) long.
After several fatal accidents, the local government closed the path in 2000. But there are still daring hikers who manage to get around the barriers and make their way across the gorge.
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