The Eshima Ohashi bridge in Japan ? the third largest of its kind in the world ? rises sharply so ships can pass underneath

The Eshima Ohashi bridge in Japan ? the third largest of its kind in the world ? rises sharply so ships can pass underneath

You might have driven on the dangerous curves of the Himalayan mountains or bungee jumped or gone river rafting in the whitest of rapids, but try driving down the insanely steep slope of the Eshima Ohashi Bridge in Japan without breaking out into a sweat and we?ll believe you to be true men of mettle.

The Eshima Ohashi bridge in Japan is the third largest bridge in the world and has perhaps the steepest scariest slope any bridge could ever have. It?s almost perpendicular to the ground. The bridge, built over Lake Nakaumi, has two lanes and links the city of Matsue to Sakaiminato.

The bridge, built of concrete, is about a mile long and is nearly 12 metres wide. It is built in such a way that it allows ships to pass through from under it making it the largest ridgid frame bridge in Japan.

Built in 1997, it was thrown open to commuters in 2004. Today, the bridge has become a tourism spot and draws a lot of attention for people as they like to feel the speed. Here?s a spoiler for the speed devils: the speed limit on the bridge is a crawly 40 km per hour.

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