Japan’s ‘roller coaster bridge’ is something to see!

By admin
01 May 2015

It looks more like a roller coaster ride than a bridge for vehicles, but the Eshima Ohashi Bridge in Japan is no fun ride.

The bridge, the third biggest of its type in the world, looks seriously abnormal because motorists cross it at a steep angle of incidence.

The bridge has an uncomfortably high midpoint, an unusual design that allows boats to pass beneath it.

The bridge spans Lake Nakaumi and links the cities of Matsue and Sakaiminato.

Japanese authorities maintain the design is safe and was done for good reason. Construction began in 1997 but the bridge was opened to traffic only in 2004.

Daredevils beware: you can’t race across the bridge because a speed limit of 40 km/h is strictly enforced.

Sources: Mail Online; Mirror.co.uk

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