Millau Viaduct - Millau-Creissels, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member g300td
N 44° 05.656 E 003° 01.346
31T E 501795 N 4882343
Quick Description: The tallest bridge in the world with one mast's summit at 343.0 metres
Location: Occitanie, France
Date Posted: 12/18/2014 7:55:16 AM
Waymark Code: WMN3A2
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
"The Millau Viaduct (French: le Viaduc de Millau), is a cable-stayed bridge that spans the valley of the River Tarn near Millau in southern France.
Designed by the French structural engineer Michel Virlogeux and British architect Norman Foster, it is the tallest bridge in the world with one mast's summit at 343.0 metres (1,125 ft) above the base of the structure. It is the 12th highest bridge deck in the world, being 270 metres (890 ft) between the road deck and the ground below. Millau Viaduct is part of the A75-A71 autoroute axis from Paris to Béziers and Montpellier. Construction cost was approximately €400 million. It was formally inaugurated on 14 December 2004, and opened to traffic on 16 December. The bridge has been consistently ranked as one of the great engineering achievements of all time. The bridge received the 2006 International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering Outstanding Structure Award."

Source: Wikipedia

The coordinates were taken at the parking lot (Aire de Millau)
City, State or City, Country: Millau, Tarn Valley, France

Year Built: 2004

Architect: Norman Foster

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