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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Via: Amusing Planet

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