Monday, October 12, 2009

Millau Viaduct in France (3 PICS)

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 (1100 feet), making this the highest bridge in the world. It's taller than the Eiffel Tower.



Interestingly, the Millau Viaduct is notstraight. 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!


There's something just not right about driving above the clouds.


Slide the picture to the right/left to see the whole bridge. What a view - 787 feet high!

First Commenter: agung

12 comments

agung October 12, 2009 at 8:15 AM

wow...that just to amazing...how they built that bridge??

Kingdom

There is an associated museum which should be worth a visit. Next time I drive over the viaduct, I hope to have the time to find out how to get to it…

Rocky

This is a great project. I am excited to see it

xander October 13, 2009 at 9:23 AM

very nice bridge

Baby October 13, 2009 at 2:57 PM

how come cannot slide the picture?

ladyviral October 13, 2009 at 7:26 PM

wow.. imagine feeling like you're in a plane...

kenwooi October 14, 2009 at 12:17 AM

very nice =)

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It looks impressive.

Kennee October 16, 2009 at 12:43 AM

Wow... the last photo really awesome... XD
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what an amazing bridge!

Massilia April 23, 2010 at 11:45 PM

What a great project! this is very awesome!

Josh October 8, 2010 at 4:30 AM

gfg

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