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No, that’s not a roller coaster! It’s a bridge in Japan
Roller coasters are fun and more fun if you experience them on a real road.Imagine sitting in your own car and experiencing a roller coaster ride, with your heart in your mouth and guts flying away. Freaked out? Thinking about what actually is going on?
Then continue reading about Japan’s Eshima Ohashi Bridge, a bridge known to be the scariest among all bridges in the world.
A ROLLER COASTER BRIDGE
The bridge, because of its scary steep look, has been given the name, “The Roller Coaster Bridge” by many. Its construction was started in 1997 and it was finished in 2004. It is said that even the most confident drivers get chills before riding over this scary beauty.
A FEW FACTS
The bridge seems to be like a steep bridge and you’d feel as if your car would fall down and that you would have no control over it. It is actually 1.7 km long and 11.4 m wide, making it the third-largest rigid frame bridge in the world and the first largest in Japan which spreads a mile over Lake Nakaumi. It connects the cities of Matsue and Sakaiminato.
ALL ABOUT PERCEPTION
The bridge’s look about being scary is all about perception and photography. Though it seems to be a steep bridge, it actually isn’t that dangerous. The pictures are taken from a straight angle making it look like a steep bridge but if you look at the picture from a side-angle, you’ll know it is like an ordinary bridge with a relatively steep incline and is not that dangerous. Engineering marvel it is. Such a beauty!
The reason behind constructing a tall bridge of 44 m tall was so that the large ships could easily pass underneath. It has a gradient of 5.1 on Tottori Prefecture side and 6.1 on Shimane Prefecture side making it a safe bridge to ride on. So, do make this bridge in “Things To Do Before You Die” list and do tell us about that experience.