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Beyond the Wave
Image Credit: Phil Maher
Driving south from Banda Aceh, Indonesia, the road disappears into the beach for mile upon mile. Some 2,676 bridges were either destroyed or seriously damaged, making many areas completely unreachable except by helicopter for months. I remember the frustration of driving on these road remnants in the days immediately after the tsunami. Many roads have been repaired, but remain passable only in four-wheel-drive vehicles.