Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by froggy, Nov 7, 2009.
almost 800 ft to the ground.
same bridge different view.
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).
The Millau Viaduct is part of the new E11 expressway connecting
Paris and Barcelona and features the highest bridge piers ever
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
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
It is indeed a truimph of engineering - wow.
Viva La France!
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