The bridge was designed to let ships pass underneath, which is why the steep, abrupt inclines from the banks of Lake Nakaumi are necessary.
Drivers descending into Matsue or Sakaiminato (the two cities linked by the bridge) are treated with panoramic views of their destinations.
Eshima Ohashi is the largest rigid-frame bridge in Japan and the third-largest in the world
In reality, the inclines on each side are only 6.1% and 5.1%.
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