Eshima Ohashi, the eerie bridge in Japan
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Eshima Ohashi, the eerie bridge in Japan

Eshima Ohashi Bridge,Giappone

Eshima Ohashi, the eerie bridge in Japan

The Eshima Ohashi Bridge, also known as the "Roller Coaster Bridge", is an incredible bridge in Japan with a truly extraordinary slope. It is the largest concrete frame rigid bridge in the country and the world’s third largest. This mega two-lane structure rises above Lake Nakaumi and connects the city of Matsue in the prefecture of Shimane with the city of Sakaiminato in the prefecture of Tottori.

The bridge was built to allow the passage of large cargo ships towards the open sea. It reaches an impressive height of 44 meters and has a breathtaking slope of 6.1% on one side and 5.1% on the other. It is one of the most unique bridges in the world that, despite measuring a length of 1 mile and a width of 7 meters – known for its steep ascents and descents.

Photographs of the bridge can be truly terrifying if taken at a particular angle, and typically make for viral images online. The more you learn about this bridge, the more you realize that traveling across it, is not as difficult as it appears.

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