This bridge in Japan looks more like a rollercoaster

TopOOps • 12th May 2015


The bridge Eshima Ohashi in Japan is the third largest rigid-frame bridge in the world. One mile long and 44 metres tall bridge connects the cities of Matsue and Sakaiminato, and if you’re wondering why it looks more like a rollercoaster, 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.