The Eshima Ohashi bridge in Japan changed the game of roller coaster cruises. If you have ever had a crazy desire to experience roller coasting in your own car, this is the place to do so, as the downhill of the bridge will give you the same, and even more thrilling, experience as being in a real roller coaster. Although it doesn’t have any loops or spins, this doesn’t either have standings for your car, so you might as well just fly off.. Just kidding, but seriously, even the most experienced drivers can get chills down their spines on this bridge.
The Eshima Ohashi bridge connects the cities of Matsue and Sakaiminato and is about 1.7km long and 11.3m wide. It is the third-largest rigid frame bridge in the world.
Seeing it from afar gives you the impression of being impossible to climb, and it seems like cars would just slip and slide right back down. The curved height allows the ships to go underneath it.
Despite its terrifying structure, the Eshima Ohashi bridge is actually quite safe. In fact, it’s all about perspective — the pictures above are quite scary, but when seen from a different angle it looks more like an ordinary bridge with a relatively steep incline. Nonetheless, would you still be brave enough to give it a try yourself?