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Inspiring photos of Bridges

November 3, 2009

Here are a couple of photos from Ruth of inspiring bridges – the second one is amazing, take a look.

RCD Bridge photo1

MillauViaduct

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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