Worlds tallest bridge

11642
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

Manjapai

13-May-14, 4:36 pm
67 Views

bruins

21-Apr-12, 6:44 pm
131 Views

Wallace and Gro..

31-May-10, 9:41 am
1090 Views

Christopher McC..

12-Mar-10, 8:47 pm
6590 Views

Rabit

10-Dec-09, 12:00 am
711 Views

Battlefield Ba..

11-May-10, 9:25 am
316 Views

John Barrymore

26-Jul-10, 11:17 am
736 Views

Abu Dhabi

19-Mar-15, 10:40 am
6 Views

Energy crisis

28-Jun-10, 1:35 pm
4897 Views

John Cassavetes

18-Jun-10, 9:03 am
189 Views
Top