Le Viaduc de Millau - the world's highest bridge
The Millau Viaduc is the final link in the A75 motorway between Clermont Ferrand and Béziers to join A9 to Barcelona. With a width of 32.05 m, it provides 4 traffic lanes plus 2 emergency stopping lanes.
The Millau Viaduc - the world’s highest bridge with a Total length of 2460 m. The deck of the viaduct is 270m above the Tarn River. Total height of the tallest bridge tower is 343 m which is higher than the Eiffel Tower and a world record.
The Millau Viaduc - reaching for the sky
Pier P2, 245 metres high, was built in 62 “lifts” of 4 days each - a total of 248 days.
Traffic - 10,000 vehicles per day are expected in winter and 28,000 in summer; 10 to 15% heavy vehicles.
by Bernard Shepherd