There are roads and spots all over the world that everyone in the region finds extremely frightening;
some roads are perilously placed on the edge of a cliffed hill, others are simply too small for two vehicles to safely travel over, and in other cases, the road is simply too twisty.This means that driving through requires caution.
Several roads have a confluence of characteristics that make driving across them very tough. But, whatever the situation in your location, we doubt you’ve seen any road that even comes close to this bridge.
The Eshima Ohashi Bridge in Sakaiminato, Japan, is famous as the «Roller Coaster Bridge» due to the peculiar manner in which it was created since the river over which it is built has a high volume of boat traffic. To guarantee that the two forms of transportation do not interfere with one another, the structure must be tall enough to enable even the biggest boats to pass over it.
The extraordinary engineering achievement is structured in such a manner that vehicles must first ascend an incredibly steep slope before descending on the opposite side of the hill. It’s almost as if the bridge has been split in two, with you rising and descending on each side.
Just looking at it in the photo makes everyone anxious; it’s difficult to fathom being in a vehicle across it.
Despite its frightening aspect in the photos, this bridge is rather gorgeous. The clever engineering construction has a max slope of 6.1%. This indicates that for every 100 feet of horizontal distance traveled, you will gain 6.1 feet in vertical height.
According to the local authorities, there is nothing to be concerned about with this bridge, and it is entirely safe for all cars. As unbelievable as it may seem, it is really true. According to data, no accidents have happened on the bridge, which also acts as a tourist attraction.
In reality, the «roller coaster bridge» is one of the city’s top 24 tourist attractions, and visitors from all over the globe come to drive over it. It’s an exhilarating experience, similar to a roller coaster but maybe not as frightening.
Regardless of the records, not everyone is convinced of the bridge’s safety. There has been a lot of discussion on the internet about taking out a drive on this bride; although some people are excited and even claim they would go to Japan only for the adventure, others say they wouldn’t dare even if they lived in the city.
Regardless of which side of the split you fall on, just watching the automobiles travel over this high bridge on camera is an exhilarating experience. One can only imagine what it would be like to be the one driving over it. You may find the concept frightening, but it is also exhilarating.