Eshima Ohashi Bridge

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Eshima Ohashi Bridge
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The Eshima Ohashi Bridge from the side
Coordinates 35°31′9″N 133°12′0″E / 35.51917°N 133.20000°E / 35.51917; 133.20000Coordinates: 35°31′9″N 133°12′0″E / 35.51917°N 133.20000°E / 35.51917; 133.20000
Crosses Nakaumi
Locale Shimane and Tottori prefectures
Maintained by Sakaiminato management association
Total length 1.7 km
Width 11.3 m
Height 44.7 m
Longest span 250 m
Construction start 1997
Construction end 2004
Looking towards the bridge entrance from the Shimane Prefecture side

Eshima Ohashi Bridge (Japanese: 江島大橋) is a rigid-frame bridge in Japan that connects Matsue, Shimane Prefecture and Sakaiminato, Tottori Prefecture over Nakaumi lake. It was built from 1997 to 2004. It is the largest rigid-frame bridge in Japan and the third largest in the world.[1] Images of the bridge have widely circulated on the internet, due to it appearing very steep from a short distance, but in actuality the Shimane side has a gradient of 6.1% and Tottori side of 5.1%.[2]


  1. ^ Golgowski, Nina. "Japan's Eshima Ohashi bridge appears not for the faint-hearted drivers". NY Daily News. Retrieved 25 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Wallace, Allison. "Japan's 'rollercoaster bridge'". Yahoo! Travel. Archived from the original on 27 September 2015. Retrieved 1 June 2016. 

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