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World's Tallest Bridge

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World's Tallest Bridge

Millau Bridge (officially Millau Viaduct) is a road-bridge spanning the valley of the River Tarn near Millau in southern France. It was designed by the renowned 'modern architect' Norman Foster, working with French engineer Michel Virlogeux.

Inaugurated on the 14th December 2004, tallest in the world and taller than the Eiffel Tower, slung across the valley of the river Tarn, the Viaduct de Millau (Viaduc de Millau) is the chosen solution for taking the A75 motorway from Clermont-Ferraud south to Beziers. This is cheaper than the alternative of tunnelling through the hills flanking the river, and will shorten the journey by 100 km and by up to 4 hours in the holiday season, as well as removing much traffic pollution caused by continual traffic jams for local inhabitants in Millau. The Millau Viaduct is currently the longest cable-stayed bridge in the world. It has a steel deck, rather than the more usual concrete roadbed.
Reya
Reya • Jan 12, 2012
No,civilprincess has mentioned in her voice post that
Baluarte Bridge In Mexico Is World’s Highest Cable-Stayed Bridge.It has now broken the record of Millau Bridge in France.
Reya
No,civilprincess has mentioned in her voice post that
Baluarte Bridge In Mexico Is World’s Highest Cable-Stayed Bridge.It has now broken the record of Millau Bridge in France.
Awesome! 😀
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jan 12, 2012
I think if we consider the length and height of the bridge; Millau Bridge still holds a better position. We were trying to reach the chief engineer of the project; but couldn't get a response from them. Just wondering how complicated is the process of putting the 'bridge' on the tower is. There's was a video on discovery channel recently about the construction of the bridge.
honeyclarck
honeyclarck • Jan 23, 2012
Amazing. How engineers made such tallest bridge? Is it not falls?
Anoop Kumar
Anoop Kumar • Jan 23, 2012
this is amazing exmple of civil engineering.
Do watch Net Geo documentry Megastrure of Millau Bridge .
honeyclarck
Amazing. How engineers made such tallest bridge? Is it not falls?
Its a bridge, not a falls...

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