Places to See: Viaduct de Millau – L’isle Jourdain, France

Photos submitted by Marina Rosie (Check out her blog, Marina Writes Life)


The bridge is called the Millau Viaduct in the town of L’isle Jourdain and I love it because the view is simply spectacular and on a beautiful day, there is a bungee jump workshop that you can take part in which is fantastic.

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Photo Source: Marina Rosie

Photo Source: Marina Rosie

Photo Source: Marina Rosie

 

Photo Source: Marina Rosie

Photo Source: Marina Rosie


Wikipedia Entry:

The Millau Viaduct (French: le Viaduc de Millau, IPA: [vjadyk də mijo]) is a cable-stayed bridge that spans the valley of theRiver 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.[3][4] It is the 17th highest bridge deck in the world, being 270 metres (890 ft)[1] between the road deck and the ground below.[5] The Millau Viaduct is part of the A75-A71 autoroute axis from Paris to Béziers and Montpellier. The cost of construction was approximately €400 million. It was formally inaugurated on 14 December 2004, and opened to traffic on 16 December.[6] The bridge has been consistently ranked as one of the great engineering achievements of all time.[7][8] The bridge received the 2006 International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering Outstanding Structure Award.[9]

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