oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Spectacular new viaduct opens in the South of France

Volume 13, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



Extracted from text ... IN DECEMBER LAST YEAR, the President of the French Republic, Jacques Chirac, officially opened the Millau Viaduct in France's southern Aveyron region. The spectacular cable-stayed, four-lane bridge set new standards in design and construction - and is the tallest in Europe. The viaduct completes the A75 motorway across the Massif Central, creating a direct link between Paris and Barcelona. At 2, 4 km long and 270 m above the river at its highest point, the Millau Viaduct spans the more than 2, 0 km wide Tarn Gorge in the Massif Central mountain range to alleviate the notorious traffic congestion in ..

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