Japan’s Most Terrifying Bridge: Eshima Ohashi ★ ONLY in JAPAN #33

this time we go straight to the Sea of
Japan spending between SHIMANE and TOTTORI
Prefecture is the ESHIMA OHASHI Japan’s most terrifying looking bridge.
The closest major access point is YONAGO the crossroads of the Sannin area it’s a
short train ride from there to Sakae Minato and then to the bridge The Eshima Ohashi looks innocent, until you get down there Why is it terrifying? This! 6.1 percent grade slope on the SHIMANE
side 5.1 on the Tottori side. 250 meters of
concrete in the middle making it the world’s third longest
Ramen bridge, number one in Japan the angle is deceptive It looks like
it’s not finished cars falling off the top, plummeting into
the sea below cars can cross the roller coaster bridge
for free. So can bicycles and runners, too. One of the longest arching bridges in
the world now that’s a challenge The Eshima Ohashi is 1.4 kilometers
long 8.699 Miles An Hour the look of the slope has made this
bridge world-famous I rented a bicycle to scope out this
civil engineer’s dream come true So here I am right here. We’re going to
start the climb and this angle it looks like looks like a stairway to heaven or
something like that. Now on the left side of there is walkway but bicycles aren’t allowed to enter that so we have to stay on this white line so there is maybe about 20 centimeters
separating me and the car or truck here we go from the bottom looking up it’s like
staring at the top of a skyscraper Well, the only way to summit is to
peddle this bicycle how hard can it be okay I’m startin’ to fell it a little bit I just started I’m tired So, why they make this bridge you ask it needed to be high enough to allow
large ships to pass under however the waterway really isn’t that
wide I’m sure some civil engineers enjoyed
themselves making this one I don’t know, these cars on the right are little bit too close for comfort approximately 15,000 vehicles cross this bridge, every day there aren’t any statistics on
bicycles yet I can see the goal up ahead I’m almost there almost there means the real hard part is
about to start fatigue has started to set in about a hundred meters to go to the top my legs are gone! but the view is awesome try to keep it steady alright there’s an observation point normally
for walkers great views all the way to mount DAISEN five minutes to get to the top and you have quite a view I can see all the way to DAISEN And YONAGO City The buses and trucks whizzing by are just a little bit scary As soon as big truck goes by we’re gonna go to downhill wow! that’s a big truck better let this traffic go by I wonder if locals get a thrill at the top as they drive down towards TOTTORI Prefecture roller coaster bridge is its nickname Me? it’s about to get real again this is
the very top looking down the other side okay this is just like a roller coaster you get to the very top there’s a second
where everything slows down it just goes down all that hard work to get up here and here’s your reward or penalty
depends on how good your brakes are and the condition of your bicycle one
mistake One mistake and the rider can go over the
handlebars onto the road let’s not think about disasters though. View
is just too good to ignore what goes up must come down and if your stuff is on the other side
you get to do it again the slope on this side isn’t as bad Its easier to enjoy the view now going back down this thing is scary why I’m doing this again 6point…. 6.1 percent great downhill looks like I’m going straight into the
sea bicycle kept gaining speed The Posted Speed Limit Is Forty 40 Miles An Hour I have a feeling I was exceeding that I’m peddling but nothing is moving I’m going so fast! I’m alive! I’m alive back on the ground it felt like I’ve won the
Tour de France or something then I started to wonder what’s it like
to run this thing yeah let’s do this I’m halfway there, you see behind me for runners looking to pick a fight ESHIMA OHASHI presents a challenge for hardcore runners this could even be
considered paradise something that we just love It’s here I’m here this amazing bridge needs to be
conquered The view is spectacular I reached the top in about three minutes Down we go to the Tottori side The slope is still steep but curbs a bit alright let’s go back up good thing is that about this be like a
runner’s Paradise and something we just love I take that back, man It’s harder than I thought keep going! The sea, that’s the goal The Shimane side has a steeper slope,remember? it’s like a ski jump minus the skis and
snow I’m not in control of my legs. Just keep going It’s kind of scary I can’t stop myself 2.8 kilometers 4.90 MPH complete in 14 minutes and 10 secondes The a Ehima Ohashii bridge looks terrifying, steep as hell makes some cry for their mama Others, just makes you sweat Do you hear that? It calls to be conqured Do you accept the challenge? as for me mission complete almost Yonago is also famous for Kaikei onsen a hot spring that’s right on the beach but if you don’t have a lot of time
there’s a free foot bath for all to enjoy and a free towel thats Japan for you ok The water is geothermaly heated perfect after a day of physical challenges Shed those shoes and socks and let the healing begin what an end to another awesome adventure in Japan

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