Terrifying Bridge In Japan Looks Like It Goes Straight Up

May 4, 2015

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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.

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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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