The Millau Viaduct

By: Victor Vieyra

Getting to know...

Do you know what the Millau Viaduct is? Many people don't know what it is but after reading this paper you will know many things about it. When people think of France, they think of Paris and The Eiffel Tower. When I think about France, I think about the Millau Viaduct, a long suspension bridge located in Southern France. this amazing structure helps many people travel across the valley faster than what it took ten years ago. It has an amazing design and inspires our generation and more to come. (Amusingplanet.com) This is where you'll start to learn about The Millau Viaduct.

Basic Information...

Many people don't know what the Millau Viaduct is. The Millau Viaduct is located in Southern France. It is a long suspension bridge located over a valley. It is 1,122 feet long. (Amusingplanet.com) It was built to connect the missing A75 section between Paris and North Perpigan. It is one of the tallest bridges in the world and one of the tallest ones ever built. This is just some basic information about the Millau Viaduct bridge located in Southern France.
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Artitechture...

The bridge had amazing architecture during the time it was being built. Architecture since it was built has changed and gotten better. but it is still a great bridge. The architect of the bridge is named Lord Foster or many people know him by Norman Foster. The architecture of the bridge is made to symbolize the delicacy of a butterfly and it was made to enhance the valley's beauty. When it was done being built many people thought it had a perfect blending of art, engineering, and architecture(technologystudent.com). The birdge is worthy of admiration because of its design and the view of the valley. As you can tell many people adore the architecture put into the bridge.

Construction...

The contruction of the bridge was long and hard but it was worth every effort put into it. The contruction started in 2001 and ended in December of 2004. The road sections had to built on flat land then lifted by a crane into its postition 909 feet about the Tarn river. They had to develope a new way to setup the roads. (Technologystudent.com) it was never tried before and turned to be successful. After it was done being built people thought it was an inspiration to our generation and more to come.

In Conclusion...

In conclusion, The Millau Viaduct is one of the most important bridges in france and to the architecture world. The Millau Viaduct has helped the lives of many people and it keeps inspiring people today and more to come. The Millau Viaduct's design was made to enhance the beauty of the valley and to show the delicacy of a butterfly. Many people have agreed that the Millau Viaduct bridge is one of the most beautiful and well designed bridges ever constructed on the face of the Earth.

Works cited...


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