Eshima Ohashi Bridge, A Tall Bridge in Western Japan That Resembles a Roller Coaster for Cars

Eshima Ohashi Bridge

The Eshima Ohashi Bridge is a Japanese rigid frame bridge with an extraordinarily high span that–from certain angles–makes the structure look like a roller coaster for cars. In fact, the 144-foot-tall bridge features grades no steeper than 6.1% (long lens photography exaggerates the incline). The bridge joins the cities of Matsue and Sakaiminato in Western Japan. The bridge’s high span is created to entertain boat traffic, as Sakaiminato is a important fishing port.

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