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



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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