Eshima Ohashi Bridge

Whoah, it looks like we’re going straight up a mountain here! Meet the Eshima Ohashi bridge in Japan, a bridge who has the adorable nickname ‘rollercoaster bridge’ in England and America. And if I look at it I can only agree with them. 

Credit: mstk east

Officially speaking it’s (right now) the third largest rigid-frame bridge in the world: 44 metres tall. It is a mile long across Lake Nakaumi and connects the city of Matsune with Sakaiminato.

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It’s build this way so ships can pass underneath it, which means you’ll have to drive up a hill with a gradient of around 5 to 6 percent (one side is 5.1 and the other 6.1 percent) to get across. I probably wouldn’t mind driving that thing, but it sure looks like you’re riding towards a wall. Buckle up and let’s go!

Credit: mstk east

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Credits: mstk east

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