THE BRIDGE OF CURSES AND THE BRIDGE OF WITCHES
One of the most famous sights on Sakhalin Island are the Devil's Bridge and the Witches' Bridge, located on the Nikolaychuk-Chaplanovo narrow-gauge railroad line abandoned by the Japanese. Photography lovers can take unique pictures of abandoned locations with an amazing atmosphere here. In the past, the 84-kilometer-long Japanese railroad through the mountains had 35 bridges and 15 tunnels in 1921-28 with the enormous efforts of forced labor of Korean workers. In the 2000s, the government stopped funding this facility and most of the railroad was abandoned, leaving only small sections of this branch line to workers.