World’s Longest Traffic Jam in History Tauheed Ahmad November 26, 2015 Amazing & Incredible 2808 The world’s longest traffic jam took place in Bejing, China, that started to form on August 14, 2010, mostly on China National Highway G110 and Beijing–Tibet expressway G6, in Hebei and Inner Mongolia. The traffic jam slowed down thousands of vehicles for more than 60 miles and lasted for more than 11 days. Several drivers were able to move their transport only 1 km per day, and some drivers being stuck in the traffic jam for five days. It is believed to be one of the longest traffic jams. The cause of the traffic jam was a spike in traffic by heavy trucks heading to Beijing, along with National Highway 110’s maintenance work that began five days later. The road construction which reduced the road capacity by 50% contributed heavily to the traffic and minor breakdowns and accidents were compounding the problem. You can imagine how would it be difficult to get the foods, and the locals near the highway sold numerous goods like water, instant noodles, and cigarettes at exaggerated prices to the stranded drivers. Even a bottle of water normally cost 1 yuan, but on the highway it was sold for 10 yuan. The world’s longest traffic jam took place in Bejing, China, that started to form on August 14, 2010 Republished by Blog Post Promoter Related PostsTraffic Jam Stuck in Belgium Forest For 70 YearsAmazing Hanshin Expressway in JapanWorld’s Longest and Highest Glass-Bottomed BridgeThe Aqueduct Veluwemeer NetherlandsKarakoram Highway: The Highest Paved International Road in the WorldBelieve it or Not?China’s first Ecological Overwater RoadThe Amazing Lakes of Badain Jaran DesertGisborne Airport; Railway Line Intersecting the RunwayTianzi Mountains, Which Formation Inspired the Fictional World of PandoraChrysopelea, “Flying Snake”Hovering Roundabout for Cyclists in the Netherlands Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.