Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Shimane and the Eshima Bridge

Shimane is becoming more well known around the world! 

Huffington Post, a popular media outlet in the United States, recently ran a article on the Eshima Ohashi Bridge in Shimane.

Read The Original Article Here!

The news article reported on its size and how visually impressive it is.

"Nearly a mile long, the bridge has a gradient of 6.1 percent on one side and 5.1 percent on the other, according to Yahoo. Cars gradually ascend, making it less scary for drivers than the bridge appears when photos are taken from a straight-on angle. In pictures, Eshima Ohashi definitely earns its "roller coaster bridge" nickname."

That's right!

The article calls the bridge a "roller coaster"!
I've certainly felt that this bridge is very much like a roller coaster when I've driven over it.

With this, there is a video showing what the view of the bridge looks like from the driver's perspective. The video was posted on YouTube and already has over 1 million views!

Hopefully the rest of Japan will come to know Shimane as well as the rest of the world already does.

Here's another article talking about the great Eshima Ohashi bridge.

A second article

Click here to watch the video!