This Crazy Bridge in Japan Looks More Like a Terrifying Roller Coaster

By Casey Chan on at

If you look straight onto the Eshima Ohashi bridge in Japan, the ridiculously steep incline makes it look more like a roller coaster than a road for cars to drive on. I mean, come on, would you want to drive on that road? It’s basically a motorway to outer space, a shortcut to vomiting from nausea.

The bridge is the third largest ridge bridge in the world (largest in Japan!) and stretches about a mile long with a height of about 144 feet and a 5.1% and 6.1% grade on each end. This picture from the China Times gives me the yeeshes:

This crazy bridge in Japan looks more like a terrifying roller coaster

But thanks to the wonders of civil engineering and expertly employed high fences, the roller coaster bridge doesn’t look that scary to drive on: