Terrifying Bridge In Japan Looks Like It Goes Straight Up

May 4, 2015


This is the Eshima Ohashi bridge in Japan. It spans a mile and reaches a max height of 144 feet so ships can pass underneath it. It looks almost straight up from this angle, but actually only has 5.1% and 6.1% grades at each end. There's a video of a car driving it after the jump, which looks way less scary than you'd expect. I would still not drive on it though. The last time I went on a road trip with friends I turned a ten hour drive into two and a half weeks because I refused to take any bridges. They all got fired from their jobs and hate me now, but I didn't kill us all swerving my car off a bridge, so they should really be appreciative.

Keep going for a couple more shots including one from the side (which looks way less terrifying) and the video.



Thanks to Iani, who agrees the best bridges are footbridges over creeks that lead to beautiful meadows where you can lay a blanket out and have a picnic then take a nap.

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