Japan’s Eshima Ohashi bridge is the world’s largest rigid-frame bridge in the country (and third largest in the world), but due to its extraordinarily steep incline on both sides, people have likened the structure to a roller coaster. It connects the cities of Matsue and Sakaiminato. Architectural engineers made it 44 meters tall, with a 5.1% and 6.1% incline on each side, so boats can safely utilize the lake for transportation. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.
“It’s incredible slope, which has a gradient of 6.1 per cent on the Shimane Prefecture side and 5.1 per cent on the Tottori Prefecture side gives it a rollercoaster-like appearance. The unusual steep bridge was recently featured in a commercial for Daihatsu Motor Co.’s Tanto minivan to test the vehicle’s durability,” reports The Daily Mail.