The highest bridge in the world
The highest bridge of peace is in the south of France, going from Paris, over the valley of the river Tarn. The highest of the pillars of the bridge has a length of 343 meters - more than the height of the Eiffel Tower. And the average height of the road over a precipice about 270 meters.
The total weight of the bridge is 290.000 tonnes. And it consists of 127.000 cubic meters of concrete, 19.000 tons of steel for reinforced concrete and 5.000 tons of supporting fixtures. The length of the bridge is nearly 2.5 kilometers. Interestingly, the bridge is made in the form of a semicircle with a radius of 20 kilometers.
Every day the bridge Millau Viaduct passes from 10 to 25 thousand cars. According engineers, a minimum service life of the bridge will be 120 years old.
Construction of the bridge at a cost of 394 million euros. And built a bridge from both banks, pulling sections on all fours and met in the middle to within 1 cm!