This Japanese Bridge Is Terrifying (Video/Photos)

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.

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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.

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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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