Is Romania’s Transfagarasan Highway the best road on earth?


Romania’s Transfagarasan Highway is nothing if not infamous. Built under the orders of communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu during a fit of megalomania in the early 1970s, the reported intention was to provide the Romanian military ready access to a strategic northern passage in the event that the Soviets (who occupied Romania from 1944-1958 and had just invaded Czechoslovakia in 1968) decided to march back in.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/09/05/romanias-transfagarasan-highway-is-the-best-road-on-earth