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Impossibly steep motorway bridge is just an optical illusion, TikToker explains

The incredibly steep Eshima Bridge in Japan is an intimidating sight, especially for learners drivers who struggle with hill starts.

However, the majority of pictures that we have seen on the internet of this bridge show an almost vertical uphill road, making some question how a vehicle can even remain on the bridge without falling off let alone drive on it without cutting out.


The bridge is the third largest of its kind, spanning one mile across Lake Nakaumi while linking up the cities of Matsue and Sakaiminato.

In order to allow ships to pass underneath it, the bridge sharply rises but not as sharp as we have seen it.

You can now put your thinking caps away as a TikToker has explained how the most common images that we have seen of this bridge are merely depicting an optical illusion.


@Hecticnick explains this optical illusion in the video below, which has received 10.5 million views and over one million likes.

Credit: @hecticnick


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