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In Pics - Millau Bridge : Tallest Vehicular Bridge in the World

The Millau Viaduct is a large cable-stayed road-bridge that spans the valley of the River Tarn near Millau in southern France. Designed by French bridge engineer Michel Virlogeux and Foster and Partners, it is the tallest vehicular bridge in the world, Its slightly taller than the Eiffel Tower and only 38 m shorter than the Empire State Building!

It took 4 years for its construction (2001-2005) and has a length of 2.5 Km and a height of 280 m. The bridge's construction cost was about €394 million, with a toll plaza 6 km north of the viaduct costing an additional €20 million!

Wait, There is something for we Indians to be proud of, The Chenab Bridge in the Reasi District of Jammu and Kashmir, scheduled for completion in December 2009, is gonna be 359 metres high! The highest in the world! The total length of the bridge is 1315 metres and is being constructed at an estimated cost of over Rs 600 crore. TOI has a report on it.


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