Worlds tallest bridge

11644
1

Stretching higher than the Eiffel Tower, the VIADUC DE MILLAU Bridge is the world's tallest cable-stayed bridge, is a marvel of "art and architecture",was dedicated on Dec-14th-2005.
EIFFAGE the same firm that built the Eiffel Tower headed up the project team and built the four-lane bridge.
It bettered that, but not without obstacles. Miserable weather hit soon after Eiffage started construction on Oct. 10, 2001, suspending work. The government revised its time table,naming Jan. 10, 2005, as the opening day for vehicular traffic.
Eiffage beat that schedule by a month. After laying the first stone on Dec. 14, 2001, the company finished 36 months later. Vehicles began crossing the Millau Bridge on Dec. 16th, two days after its dedication. And the company spent "only" some US$520 million -
about HALF of the initial cost estimate - in completing the complex building process.

THE TALLEST BRIDGE IN THE WORLD

Appointment Date: 1993
Construction Date: 2002
Completion Date: 2005
Location: Millau, France
Length: 2.6 km (approxx 1.6 miles)
Height: 343 meters (1132 feet)at its highest point.

by arulsai



20-Feb-06, 12:00 am

Please leave a comment on Worlds tallest bridge

user

Dancing With th..

2-Mar-10, 10:47 am
160 Views

Nepal Fulvetta

16-May-11, 2:47 pm
147 Views

9 (number)

18-Jun-10, 8:35 am
4380 Views

Beauty

27-Apr-10, 10:21 am
134 Views

Dennis_Ritchie

6-Jul-10, 12:40 pm
683 Views

Andean Crested ..

26-May-11, 4:02 pm
305 Views

Green Magpie

15-May-11, 3:56 pm
148 Views

GeForce 8 Serie..

8-Jul-10, 4:59 am
775 Views

West Edmonton M..

30-May-10, 11:30 am
1608 Views

The Real Housew..

31-Aug-10, 2:22 pm
2053 Views
Top