Buckle up for a ride on the incredibly steep Eshima Ohashi bridge in Japan

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Forget roller coasters! This incredibly steep bridge, in Japan, is enough to make you dizzy. Located along the banks of Lake Nakaumi, the Eshima Ohashi bridge acts as a connecting link between Matsue, a city in Shimane Prefecture, and Sakaiminato, in the Tottori Prefecture. About a mile long, it looks more like an ‘elevator to heaven’ than a roadway for vehicles to drive on. 

Rising up to 44 metres in height, the structure is currently the world’s third largest rigid-frame bridge. Although scary at first sight, the bridge is, in truth, a breeze to drive on, all thanks to the wonders of civil engineering. Its gradient, on the Shimane Prefecture side, is around 6.1-percent, while that on the Tottori Prefecture end is 5.1-percent. The Eshima Ohashi bridge was recently used as the location for a Daihatsu Motor commercial.

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Buckle up for a ride on the incredibly steep Eshima Ohashi bridge in Japan

Forget roller coasters! This incredibly steep bridge, in Japan, is enough to make you dizzy. Located along the banks of Lake Nakaumi, the Eshima Ohashi bridge acts as a connecting link between Matsue, a city in Shimane Prefecture, and Sakaiminato, in the Tottori Prefecture. About a mile long, it looks more like an ‘elevator to heaven’ than a roadway for vehicles to drive on. 

Rising up to 44 metres in height, the structure is currently the world’s third largest rigid-frame bridge. Although scary at first sight, the bridge is, in truth, a breeze to drive on, all thanks to the wonders of civil engineering. Its gradient, on the Shimane Prefecture side, is around 6.1-percent, while that on the Tottori Prefecture end is 5.1-percent. The Eshima Ohashi bridge was recently used as the location for a Daihatsu Motor commercial.

Eshima Ohashi Bridge-1

Eshima Ohashi Bridge-2

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Eshima Ohashi Bridge-4

Eshima Ohashi Bridge-5

Eshima Ohashi Bridge-8

Eshima Ohashi Bridge-7

Via: Amusing Planet

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