Eshima Ohashi Bridge, An Extremely Tall Bridge in Japan That Looks Like a Roller Coaster for Cars

The Eshima Ohashi Bridge is a Japanese rigid frame bridge with an unusually high span that–from certain angles–makes the structure look like a roller coaster for cars. In reality, the 144 foot-tall bridge features grades no steeper than 6.1% (long lens photography exaggerates the incline).

The bridge connects the cities of Matsue and Sakaiminato in western Japan. The bridge’s high span is designed to accommodate boat traffic, as Sakaiminato is a major fishing port.