Millau Viaduct: Crossing the Tallest Bridge in the World

Millau Viaduct: Crossing the Tallest Bridge in the World

Since its opening in 2004, Millau Viaduct (Viaduc de Millau) still holds the record as the world's tallest bridge. A must-see engineering marvel in France.

Millau Viaduct

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Millau Viaduct (Viaduc de Millau) is a record-breaking cable-stayed bridge that spans the valley of River Tarn near Millau in southern France. Since its opening in 2004, Millau Viaduct holds the record as the tallest bridge in the world, its tallest tower at 343 metres (1,125 feet) above the base of the structure. It’s so high that on most days, you’d be crossing over a sea of clouds.

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Designed by the French structural engineer Michel Virlogeux and British architect Norman Foster, Millau Viaduct is considered one of greatest engineering feats of all time. It received the 2006 International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering Outstanding Structure Award. It has also been featured by National Geographic’s Megastructures. Watch the preview below.

44.077458, 3.022828,Viaduc de Millau, 12400 Millau, France

See this engineering marvel when you visit France.

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