This Japanese Bridge Is Terrifying (Video/Photos)

| by Brendan Kelly
The Eshima Ohashi BridgeThe Eshima Ohashi Bridge

Of the many intriguing bridges around the world, one in Japan, nicknamed the "Rollercoaster Bridge," surely takes the cake.

The Eshima Ohashi Bridge in Japan, a two-lane bridge that connects Matsue and Sakaiminato, is so tall it acts as an optical illusion -- it appears from certain angles to completely disappear halfway.

The mile-long bridge isn't quite as steep as it may appear, as The Huffington Post notes. It has a gradient of 6.1 percent on one side and 5.1 percent on the other side. That still doesn't make it seem less terrifying to those not used to such a tall bridge.

According to Scribal, the Eshima Ohashi Bridge, which crosses over the lake of Nakumi, which means "middle sea," was built to accommodate the height of ships passing through.

Sources: Scribol, The Huffington Post, YouTube / Photo credit: What's Hot/YouTube

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