The wonders of civil engineering | Eshima Ohashi bridge in Japan

Eshima Ohashi bridge,Japan is one of the wonder of Civil Engineering. As we see lot of construction all over the world, include skyscrapers, normal decorative building,bridges, under ground tunnel and even artificial Island in Dubai (Palm Island). Eshima Ohashi bridge is on of it`s kind. Not only it looks beautiful but also feel scary by seeing this. If you see this bridge you won`t go for ride in it.

Eshima Ohashi bridge in japan

The ridiculously steep incline makes it look more like a roller coaster than a road for cars to drive on.This is so vertiginous that ships can pass underneath it. It looks as though it should serve as a speed ramp connecting Mario Circuit with Rainbow Road, but in fact connects the cities of Matsue and Sakaiminato, spanning a mile across Lake Nakaumi.

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The bridge is the third largest ridge bridge in the world (largest in Japan!) and stretches about a mile long with a height of about 144 feet and It has a gradient of 6.1 % on the Shimane Prefecture side and 5.1 % on the Tottori Prefecture side, making it appear like the apex of a rollercoaster.But thanks to civil engineering and expertly employed high fences, the roller coaster bridge doesn’t look that scary to drive on:

Have a look at this video

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Source:
http://sploid.gizmodo.com
http://www.independent.co.uk
http://www.chinatimes.com

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