The Millau Viaduct

allybird58

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Would you feel a little nervous about driving across this bridge?

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

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 (1102 feet), making this

the highest bridge in the world. It's taller than the Eiffel Tower .


Interestingly, the Millau Viaduct is not straight. 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!
 

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Session9

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I get freaked out walking across foot bridges, don't think I'd have the balls to drive across that!
 

Joleca

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One word.... WOW!

Think I'd stay in an inside lane though.... One of those things you'd do just to say you've done it (and then never ever again).
 
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