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There’s a bridge in Japan that’s so steep, it looks more like a rollercoaster

This is the Eshima Ohashi bridge in Japan. It’s the third largest rigid-frame bridge in the world at 44 metres tall. And judging by its looks, it would also probably qualify as the world’s scariest too.

The mile-long bridge was built on the banks of Lake Nakaumi, connecting the cities of Matsue and Sakaiminato. If you’re wondering why it looks more like a rollercoaster (or should I say, road-er coaster) than a bridge, it’s because it was designed to be high enough to let ships pass underneath.

It has a gradient of 5.1 percent on the Tottori Prefecture side and 6.1 percent on the Shimane Prefecture side, making its slope look like the apex of a rollercoaster. In addition to wearing a seatbelt, you might want to bring a barf bag when driving along this road.

Via Bored Panda

There’s a bridge in Japan that’s so steep, it looks more like a rollercoaster
There’s a bridge in Japan that’s so steep, it looks more like a rollercoaster
There’s a bridge in Japan that’s so steep, it looks more like a rollercoaster

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