A Bridge too far ( I think)

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  1. FIDGET

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    This is the Eshima Ohashi bridge in Japan .
    It’s the third largest rigid-frame bridge in
    the world at 44 metre's tall.
    And judging by its looks, it would also probably qualify as the world’s scariest too.


    The mile-long bridge was built on the banks of Lake Nakaumi,
    connecting the cities of
    Matsue and Sakaiminato.

    If you’re wondering why it looks more like a roller coaster (or should I say, road-ER coaster) than a bridge,
    it’s because it was designed to be high enough to let ships pass underneath.


    It has a gradient of 5.1 percent on the Tottori Prefecture side and 6.1 percent on the Shimane Prefecture side,
    making its slope look like the apex of a roller coaster.
    In addition to wearing a seatbelt, you might want to bring a barf bag when driving
    along this road.

    WOT IF BRAKES FAIL?

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    Never mind coming down you would need a good engine to get up it.

     
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  2. Zepp

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    I would have to unhook the toad to get it up onto the bridge lol
     
  3. scotjimland

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    not as bad as it looks in the pictures..




     
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    Stills look a lot steeper than the video actually doesn't look to bad.
     
  5. fastpat

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    As has been said the photos are very misleading, I live on a hill with a steeper slope than those two and its no bother in the van.
     
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    Its only 1 in 20 been up some i in 5 steep roads its the photo angle that makes it look steep
     
  7. GWAYGWAY

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    Wide angle lens makes it like that, the QE11 Bridge is not much less than that one. You will see a cyclist going for it UP the hill at about 20mph. He would have to be pretty fit if it was really steep.
     
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    Porlock Hill in Devon is 1 : 3 in places , but that bridge looks real odd.
     
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    I've driven up Porlock hill in a Ford Sierra estate with a 6 berth caravan and 5 passengers in 1996, as I missed the signs unsuitable for caravans.

    John.
     
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