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    [​IMG] almost 800 ft to the ground.
     
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    [​IMG] same bridge different view.
     
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    I watched a special on them building that. Trying to remember now but I think it's in France. In that picture they must still be working on it, the temporary towers are still in place (red girder pylons).
     
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    Awesome!
     
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    The Millau Viaduct is part of the new E11 expressway connecting
    Paris and Barcelona and features the highest bridge piers ever
    constructed.

    The tallest is 240 metres (787 feet) high and the overall height
    is an impressive 336 metres (1102 feet), making this
    the highest bridge in the world

    It's taller than the Eiffel Tower ..



    Interestingly, the Millau Viaduct is not

    straight. Why?

    It's because a straight road could induce a floating sensation as

    you drive across it.

    So, a slight curve remedies that feeling.

    The curve is 20km in range.

    Moreover, the road has a light

    incline of 3% to improve the

    visibility and reassure the driver.

    An amazing engineering feat
     
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    It is indeed a truimph of engineering - wow.
     
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    Viva La France!

    Outstanding job.
     

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