japan roller coaster bridge

Japan is known for its innovative and efficient structures. Eshima Ohashi Bridge looks to be a roller coaster ride and can give drivers a nightmare. Reports claim that this bridge is the third largest of its kind having such large slope that even ships can pass underneath.

Eshima Ohashi Bridge
Eshima Ohashi Bridge having massive slope image credits: dramafever

But now question arises, How is it even possible to drive on this bridge? Bridge is not properly designed?

Actually it is properly designed so that it operates efficiently. The images shown are taken from a long angle which exaggerated the incline. It looks though that this bridge is touching sky but in reality its not.

As per report of yahoo, bridge spans approximately a mile, , across Lake Nakaumi having slope of almost 6.1 per cent on the Shimane Prefecture side and 5.1 per cent on the Tottori Prefecture side.

In reality,  bridge is 144 ft tall and connects the cities of Matsue and Sakaiminato in Western Japan. The steep slope is designed to accommodate boat and ship traffic, as Sakaiminato is a major fishing port. Some images of bridge are shown below which clarifies that bridge is safe and is designed according to needs.


Image credits: skyscrapercity
Image credits: skyscrapercity