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BRL
30th Sep 2005, 09:19
Have a look at this presentation HERE (http://www.btinternet.com/~paul.evans28/viaducmillau.pps)(downloads a small Powerpoint file)

I think it is the Millau Viaduct in France, this is the first time I have seen it so apologies if it has been done before.

They look absolutely great. Very impressive. :)

Maude Charlee
30th Sep 2005, 10:52
Cheers BRL. Had seen piccies and news clip when it opened, but some of those shots - especially the last - show what a tremendous piece of work it is.

IFTB
30th Sep 2005, 11:00
Website access (http://www.leviaducdemillau.com/accueil/var/lang/FR/rub/1.html)

At 6.5 Euros a go it's not a particular cheap crossing but saves a long drive to Clermont Ferr; I crossed it during very good visibility (none of these in-the-clouds scenes) and felt a little uneasy on it as I was very much aware of the height, unlike other viaducts/bridges where you still have a reference with the surrounding mountains. And its a long drive!

TheOddOne
30th Sep 2005, 11:00
There's an argument that says that this destroys a beautiful, natural scene but if you're going to do so anyway then this is a wonderful piece of sculpture that graces any view.

A rival to the Ribble Head viaduct in placing a stunning piece of engineering in a natural setting.

The Odd One

Cameronian
30th Sep 2005, 11:10
Those [email protected]*n French are cheating again!!! The traffic webcam is currently giving the impression of refreshing every few seconds to give the "actual traffic information" but it's the same picture each time with no traffic and a perfect day. There's probably a 2 mile tailback in freezing fog right now!!

Stockpicker
30th Sep 2005, 11:57
That last pic definitely has "wow" factor - thanks for posting them. :ok:

RJM
30th Sep 2005, 12:13
It's the work of Sir Norman Foster, a British architect.

It goes without saying that I had absolutely nothing to do with it, but in these days of cost, legislative and other constraints, when architecture scores a bullseye like the Miallau Viaduct, it makes me proud of my profession! :D

I wonder when someone will fly under it? :E

IFTB
30th Sep 2005, 12:28
I wonder when someone will fly under it?

been done several times already,.........apparently (http://folichon.free.fr/Tour%20ULM/Tourulm21.jpg)

Blueskyrich
30th Sep 2005, 15:56
Pretty bloody amazing really.

I assume some sort of VFR on-top applies when the valley is fog-bound?