Friday, July 24, 2009

The Highest Bridge on Earth

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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.Photobucket 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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