Eshima Ohashi bridge in Japan is avoided by women drivers as well many male drivers. It is the 3rd largest rigid-frame bridge in the world at 44 metres tall. Judging by its looks, it would also probably qualify as the world’s scariest too. The mile-long bridge was built on the banks of Lake Nakaumi, connecting the cities of Matsue and Sakaiminato. If you are wondering why it looks more like a roller-coaster than a bridge, it is because it was designed to be high enough to let ships pass beneath.

Eshima Ohashi Bridge, Japan
Looking towards the bridge entrance from the Shimane Prefecture side. Image credit

It has a gradient of 5.1 percent on the Tottori Prefecture side and 6.1 percent on the Shimane Prefecture side, making its slope look like the apex of the roller coaster.

Eshima Ohashi bridge looks like a rollercoaster
Eshima Ohashi bridge looks like a rollercoaster Image credit

In addition to wearing a seatbelt, you might have to have your brakes checked and plenty of deep tyre thread just in case it is raining before using this bridge.

Nervous drivers and smooth tyre thread strictly not recommended.

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