Viadict de Millau: The longest bridge in the world
The world's tallest bridge
Pont de Millau, Viaduc de Millau
The Millau Viaduct, le Viaduc de Millau in French, is a large bridge that traverses the valley of the River Tarn near Millau in south western France. It was designed by the civil engineer Michel Virlogeux. It is the tallest bridge in the world. It is slightly taller than the Eiffel Tower and only 38 m, or 125 ft, shorter than the Empire State Building. The viaduct is part of the freeway from Paris to Béziers, autoroute A75. It was officially dedicated on December 14, 2004 and it was opened to cars two days later.
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Democrats Abroad at the Viaduc de Millau
This photo opportunity is part of a global campaign to show how support for Obama is worldwide. Obama supporters are being photographed at famous or scenic bridges around the world--as the bridge is the ideal symbol for his candidacy. Millau is both famous and scenic! We met there on Sunday, May 11th, 2008. The weather was beautiful and the people were varied and interesting. There is a Flickr group with a slideshow of over 75 photos. Click here to see the slideshow.
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