The Eshima Ohashi Bridge in Japan is Actually More Optical Illusion Than It is Terrifying

By: | May 5th, 2015

The Eshima Ohashi Bridge In Japan looks like the drop of a super tall roller coaster, but in reality, its just a real bridge with a relatively steep incline.

The bridge is the largest ridge bridge in Japan, and the third largest in the world, spanning over 1 mile long and standing 144 feet high.

A 5.1% and 6.1% grade on each end of the Eshima Ohashi Bridge is enough to make you never want to drive across it looking at pictures, but the media tends to focus on the optical illusion the bridge creates from being captured straight on.

You can see in the featured image above how the bridge becomes less and less intimidating the more you move to either side of the bridge to take a picture.

In fact, most compare driving on the bridge to simply driving down a hill so don’t let the drop off give you nightmares people!

Marshall Smith

Technology, engineering, and design enthusiast.

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