The route was originally proposed as a railway line in the early 20th century. The land was later adopted for public road use in the 1970s, and construction began in 1983.
Beartooth Highway in Montana and Wyoming
Beartooth Highway is the stretch of U.S. Highway 212 that connects Red Lodge, Mont., and Cooke City, Mont., passing along the Montana-Wyoming border. Due to heavy snowfall, the pass is usually open each year only from mid-May through mid-October.
The Great Ocean Road was built by returned soldiers between 1919 and 1932 and is dedicated to those killed during World War I, making the road the world’s largest war memorial. The road passes by many famous natural landmarks, including the famous limestone formations known as the Twelve Apostles.
Rohtang Pass is closed half a year and each season road crews use GPS to find the road and dig it out again. However, massive and deadly landslides continue, giving the pass its name, which translates to ground of corpses.