This Rollercoaster Of A Bridge Is No Optical Illusion. The Drivers’ Nightmares Are Also All Too Real.

The Eshima Ohashi bridge in Japan is sure to give even the most confident student driver nightmares.

The third largest of its kind in the world, the Eshima Ohashi bridge rises sharply so that ships can pass underneath it.

Spanning a mile across Lake Nakaumi, the concrete bridge links the Japanese cities of Matsue and Sakaiminato. (Scroll down for the video.)

1. The Eshima Ohashi bridge in Japan — the third largest of its kind in the world — rises sharply so that ships can pass underneath it.

This Rollercoaster Of A Bridge Is No Optical Illusion. The Drivers' Nightmares Are Also All Too Real.

2. The concrete road bridge, pictured, spans a mile across Lake Nakaumi, linking the cities of Matsue and Sakaiminato.

This Rollercoaster Of A Bridge Is No Optical Illusion. The Drivers' Nightmares Are Also All Too Real.

The two-lane road bridge is just over 1 mile long (1.7 km) and has a width of 37.4 ft (11.4 meters), which makes it the biggest rigid frame bridge in Japan and the third largest in the world.

Eshima Ohashi’s steep slope, which has a gradient of 6.1 percent on the Shimane Prefecture side and 5.1 percent on the Tottori Prefecture side gives it a distinct rollercoaster-like look.

The strikingly steep bridge was recently featured in a commercial for a Japanese carmaker Daihatsu’s Tanto minivan, which was meant to show off the vehicle’s durability.

3. Eshima Ohashi’s steep slope, which has a gradient of 6.1 percent on the Shimane Prefecture side and 5.1 percent on the Tottori Prefecture side gives it a distinct rollercoaster-like look.

4. The highest bridge in the world — the Si Du River Bridge in China.

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