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Millau Viaduct

The Millau Viaduct is a cable-stayed bridge on 7 slender pillars that spans the valley of the River Tarn near Millau in southern France. It is on the A75 motorway linking Clermont-Ferrand with Béziers and Narbonne and is on a main route linking Paris and the Mediterranean.

Millau viaduct holds the world record for the tallest bridge, culminating at 343 metres (higher than the Eiffel Tower) and is 2460 metres long. It is the 12th highest bridge deck in the world, being 270 metres between the road deck and the ground below. It was conceived by the French structural engineer Michel Virlogeux and designed by the English architect Lord Norman Foster. Construction cost was approximately €400 million and it opened to traffic on 16 December 2004. Taking a diversion from the motorway down into the Tarn valley, one can visit an information and exhibition centre near the base of the bridge. Here, one can learn more about its history and gaze up in wonder at it's sheer height.

Link to Official Page Here

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