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April 27, 2008
Millau 120145 12100
Aveyron Midi-Pyrenees
44.100 3.083 354 m

Viaduct of Millau, motorway viaduct on the Tarn, A75 motorway.

One sight, 2007/11/24
Other sight

it is the tallest vehicular bridge in the world.
Built 2001-2004 in 38 months for? 300 000 000, by the Eiffage company, dealer of the work.
Originator Michel Virlogeux general design, architect Lord Norman Robert Foster.

cable-stayed bridge. Staying in range.
Overall length 2 460 m.
Height with the top of water/bottom of valley 270 m.
Height of the pylons (above the deck) 88.92 m.
Height of the pylons (of the ground) max. 343 m.
Pylon P1 height 94.50 m.
Pylon P2 height 244.96 m.
Pylon P3 height 221.05 m.
Pylon P4 height 144.21 m.
Pylon P5 height 136.42 m. C
Pylon P6 height 111.94 m.
Pylon P7 height 77.56 m.

Millau are a french commune, located in the department of Aveyron of the Midi-Pyrenees area, populated of 21339 Millavois, distributed on 170 km², that is to say 125 hab./km². The city is known for a long time for its activity of tawing of which the factory of leather gloves.

My images of Millau

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