Millau Viaduct

By Jared Martinez

Worlds longest bridge

The Millau viaduct is located in Millau,Midi-Pyrénées, France. The bridge is 343 meters high (1,125ft) above ground that's 19 (62ft) taller than the Eiffel Tower. The designed the Millau viaduct were an English architect, lord Norman foster and a French engineer, Michel virlogeux. The Millau viaduct was created is October 16, 2001 and it was opened in December, 2004. The bridge was made because of all the traffic and was one of the reasons why the bridge was built. The bridge construction cost up to €394 millions (431863400.00 US Dollar), with a toll plaza 6 km (3.7 mi) north of the viaduct costing an additional €20 million. This holds the record of longest vertical bridge ever made. The Millau Viaduct is a cable-stayed road-bridge that spans the valley of the river Tarn near Millau in southern France. Designed by the French structural engineer Michel Virlogeux and British architect Norman Foster, it is the tallest bridge in the world with one mast's summit at 343.0 meters above the base of the

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