8 Photo Of Japanese “Roller Coaster Steep Bridge” | Eshima Ohashi

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Japan's Eshima Ohashi Bridge Could Give Most Confident Driver Nightmares. Japan's crazy 'rollercoaster bridge' forces drivers down a terrifying descent Eshima Ohashi Bridge. The Eshima Ohashi bridge in Japan the third largest of its kind in the world twists and turns for over a mile long. The concrete road bridge spans cross Lake Nakaumi and links the cities of Matsue and Sakaiminato. The incredible slopes a gradient of 6.1 percent makes it look more like a rollercoaster than a bridge.

 

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The Eshima Ohashi Bridge is a two-lane concrete road bridge that links the city of Matsue in Shimane Prefecture to Sakaiminato in Tottori Prefecture, in Japan. At a total length of 1.7 km, of which the bridge part is 1.44 km long, and a width of 11.3 meters, it is the largest rigid frame bridge in Japan and the third largest in the world.

 

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This incredible structure appears to have an extraordinarily steep incline on both sides, making it look more like a roller coaster that you can enjoy from the seat of your car.

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In recent months, the bridge has received unusual attention since it was used in a commercial for Daihatsu Motor Co.'s Tanto minivan. The commercial shows the bridge from an angle that exaggerates the slope of the bridge’s approach. Perspective compression by a telephoto lens makes the viewer believe that the bridge is extraordinarily steep.




 

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Daihatsu Motor wants you to believe that the bridge is frighteningly steep because it wants to show off its car's strength. Actually, the bridge has a pretty comfortable gradient of 6.1% on Shimane Prefecture side and 5.1% on Tottori Prefecture side, nothing an average car can’t handle. Some websites report that driving over the bridge is “like a roller-coaster ride” which is all media hyperbole.

 

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Exaggerated slope of the Eshima Ohashi Bridge.

 

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Screengrab from the commercial that shows the Eshima Ohashi Bridge.

 




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The true slope of Eshima Ohashi Bridge can only be seen from the sides.

 

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Watch YouTube Video Of commercial by Daihatsu Motor Co.


[youtube height=”500″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-grBtAeUUi8[/youtube]

 

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