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Thursday, 30 April 2015 08:02cat

Eshima Ohashi bridge in Japan designed for the brave!

Written by  TheStructuralEngineer.info
The bridge as seen from a distance (left) and when photographed facing the traffic lanes (right) ! The bridge as seen from a distance (left) and when photographed facing the traffic lanes (right) !

The Eshima Ohashi Bridge in Japan, can surely catch the driver's attention and even discourage some from crossing it, especially when seen directly facing the two-lanes of traffic. 

Located in the Chugoku region of Honsu, Japan, the 0.9 mile long Eshima Ohashi Bridge is the largest rigid frame bridge in Japan and the third largest in the world. When directly facing the two-lane traffic bridge, the structure looks as if it has a 45 degree inclination at its highest point, resembling a Slip and Slide for vehicles. But looks can be deceiving, as at its steepest point the deck has a gradient of 6.1%, an angle that was needed so that ships could easily pass underneath the bridge. 

 

Sources: NYDailyNews, Metro.co.uk

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