Construction begins on the Millau Viaduct
Construction began on the Millau Viaduct on October 16, 2001. This
cable-stayed bridge located in Millau-Creissels, France is the tallest bridge in
the world at 1,125 feet tall and is one of the longest. The bridge was built to
reduce traffic on the A75-A71 autoroute near the town of Millau, which was
packed with cars during the summer as people moved between Spain and France. The
bridge shorted the journey through the Tarn River Valley by 100 km and 4 hours.
Upon completion, the cost of the bridge was around €400 million and is still
regarded as one of the engineering marvels of the world. The Millau Viaduct is
the tallest structure in France.
Items in Our Collection:
Viaduct : Foster + Partners by Norman Foster; Thomas Leslie; Sir Norman
Foster and Partners
aeroelasticity : sensitivity analysis and optimal design by José Ángel
Jurado Albarracín; et al
and design of cable-stayed bridges by Walter Podolny; John B Scalzi