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Eshima Ohashi Bridge Daredevi's Nightmare

PUBLISHED BY: SURENDER KUMAR
APRIL 29, 2015

   
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Eshima Ohashi Bridge Daredevi's Nightmare

 Eshima Ohashi Bridge Daredevil's Nightmare


A challenge for all those who think of themselves as daredevils. You might have driven on the dangerous Himalayan mountains or done bungee jumping or river rafting, but try driving down the steep slope of the Eshima Ohashi Bridge in Japan without breaking out into a sweat !. The Eshima Ohashi bridge in Japan is the third largest bridge in the world and has perhaps the steepest and the scariest slope of any bridge. It's almost perpendicular to the ground. The bridge, built over Lake Nakaumi, has two lanes and connects the city of Matsue to Sakaiminato.

 

The bridge, made of concrete, is about a mile long and is about 12 metres wide. It has been built in a way to allow the ships to pass through from under it, making it the largest rigid frame bridge in Japan. It was thrown open to the public in 2004. Today, it has become a tourism spot and draws great public attention. The speed limit on the bridge is just 40 km per hour.



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