The undulating highway in Ba'nan can make drivers feel like sailing a boat on the sea
The undulating highway in Ba'nan district
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- Mention a highway, and a flat and spacious image will come to many people's mind. However, there is one undulating highway in Jieshi Town of Ba'nan District, which makes the drivers feel like they are sailing a boat on a rough sea, moving up and down. Recently, the reporter went to experience this special highway. Owning to its gentle slopes, no special feeling was generated when driving on the highway.
Where are the undulating roads built?
Located on the bi-directional and four-lane of slopes!
This highway is in a logistics park of Jieshi Town, Ba'nan district. It's a bi-directional and four-lane highway built on one slope. Look from the bottom to top, the whole highway shows an undulating shape.
The reporter discovered that when drivers travel on the wavy road, they would feel like sailing a boat on the sea. Sometime it rushes to top and sometime it drops on bottom, with most of the car ahead vanishing, leaving only a small part of car roof visible. It will bring a breathtaking feeling to people. But can the drivers and passengers stand this kind of jolt?
What does it feel like to drive on this road?
There is no jolty feeling when driving more than a thousand meters!
What kind of feeling will the undulating road bring for people? The reporter decided to experience it for himself.
Starting from the bottom, the car will pass a nearly one hundred-meter upward slope, which really feels like surfing on the sea. After reaching the top of upward slope, it will encounter nearly forty-meters of flat road. Then there is another upward slope. After driving more than one thousand-meters of alternative roads, you will finish the whole undulating road sectopm. After completing the whole road, except for changes in views of other cars ahead or behind, the drivers will not feel jolty or uncomfortable.
The expert comments
"Undulating shape" is caused by the visual difference!
After seeing the photo of the road, Wu Huixia, the famous painter, as well as a member of a research institute of culture and history of Chongqing municipality city, thought it was caused by the effect of the visual difference in the relative viewpoints. The road was built according to the terrain of slope. There is an undulating feeling to a certain degree when looking at it from the side. When people look at the road from a longitudinal direction both from a high or low level, the perceived length of the road will be shorter visually. Owning to the visual difference, the stacking effect of undulation was strengthened, thus forming an interesting and unique feeling of an "undulating highway". However, the relatively long interval between “waves” will ensure a safe journey. (Translated by Shi Yali, Fathom Language Limited)