road damage - broken asphalt

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road damage - broken asphalt

Damaged road near Lamayuru - Leh to Srinagar road - Ladakh (India)

This section of paved road, which seemed to be quite new and in pretty good conditions, was completely destroyed in several places, as if the asphalt had been broken with a jack-hammer, as shown on this photo.­ This was not typical at all of eroding roads (with potholes).­ Instead it looked like someone broke the road on purpose.­ Pretty strange.­ It may be due to poor /­ inferior road construction quality and the winter frost.­ It looks like the ground under the asphalt is soft gravel, rather than hard-packed ballast.­

See general view of the road damage.

bends
broken asphalt
damaged road
ladakh
road damage
switch-backs
June 24, 2009
Khaltse, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir, India