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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: 

 Millau Viaduct : Foster + Partners by Norman Foster; Thomas Leslie; Sir Norman Foster and Partners 

 Bridge aeroelasticity : sensitivity analysis and optimal design by  José Ángel Jurado Albarracín; et al

 Construction and design of cable-stayed bridges by Walter Podolny; John B Scalzi