This Bridge In Japan Looks Like A Rollercoaster

If you’re looking for a rollercoaster that you can take in the safety of your own vehicle, then the 44m-tall Eshima Ohashi bridge in Japan might be your ticket – though it doesn’t have any spins or loops, it has an extraordinarily steep incline that can seem quite fun (or terrifying) when approaching it head-on.

The bridge was designed to let ships pass underneath, which is why the steep, abrupt inclines from the banks of Lake Nakaumi are necessary.

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Drivers descending into Matsue or Sakaiminato (the two cities linked by the bridge) are treated with panoramic views of their destinations. steep-rollercoaster-bridge-eshima-ohashi-japan-2

Eshima Ohashi is the largest rigid-frame bridge in Japan and the third-largest in the world. steep-rollercoaster-bridge-eshima-ohashi-japan-3

The rollercoaster-like effect seems all the stronger when the bridge is photographed from the front with a telephoto lens, which makes the climb seem even more abrupt. steep-rollercoaster-bridge-eshima-ohashi-japan-4

In reality, the inclines on each side are only 6.1% and 5.1%. steep-rollercoaster-bridge-eshima-ohashi-japan-5

(via:boredpanda)

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//mentalmag.com