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Japan’s Highest Bridge Measures Its Size Relative to Godzilla

Japan’s Highest Bridge Measures Its Size Relative to Godzilla

Only the fictional citizens of cinematic Japan have to constantly worry about Godzilla rising from the sea and destroying their cities, but that doesn’t mean our favorite big screen monster can’t be used to size up some very real places. And what better way to appreciate just how tall one of the highest bridges in Japan really is than by measuring it up to the most famous giant creature of them all.

Reddit user notneededjunk noticed that the Kokonoe “Yume” Grand Suspension Bridge in Japan’s Kusu District in Ōita provides a helpful scale to show visitors just how high it soars above the ground. Because while it is massive on its own, standing 173 meters (nearly 570 feet tall) and 390 meters long (almost 1300 feet), it’s total elevation stands at 777 meters (over 2,500 feet), which means Godzilla, who comes in at 100 meters (around 330 feet) could safely walk underneath its bottom portion at the bridge’s midpoint.

Japan’s highest bridge’s height is compared to Godzilla from r/mildlyinteresting

Now thats a scale. The rest of the chart includes:

  • Ōsaka Castle – 36 meters
  • Arc de Triomphe – 49 meters
  • Fukuoka Yahuoku! Dome. 84 meters
  • Statue of Liberty – 93 meters
  • The Pyramids – 146 meters

That means this isn’t just the highest pedestrian bridge in Japan, it might be the safest to visit. Because even though we know Godzilla isn’t real, and that Kaiju aren’t coming out of the Pacific and attacking Tokyo, all we’re saying is this a smart design just in case.

Because maybe these giant monsters don’t want to destroy everything, maybe they simply can’t avoid them.

Images: Toho/Japan National Tourism Organization

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