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Location address: France, Midi-Pyrénées, Millau
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The bridge of Millau broke three world records.
First of all, it has the highest pylons in the world. Pylons P2 and P3 are 244.96 metres and 221.05 metres in height respectively. This broke the French record previously held by the Tulle and Verrières Viaducts (141 m), and the world record previously held by the Kochertal Viaduct in Germany, which is 181 metres.
It is also the highest bridge tower in the world: the mast atop pylon P2 peaks at 343 metres.
And third, it has the highest road bridge deck in Europe, 270 m above the Tarn River.
The Millau Viaduct (French: le Viaduc de Millau, IPA: [vjadyk də mijo]) is a cable-stayed bridge that spans the valley of the River Tarn near Millau in southern France.
The Bridge of Millau is an enormous cable-stayed road-bridge that spans the valley of the river Tarn near Millau. 2,460 m long and 343 m high. The bridge opened in 2004. It is the tallest bridge in the world.
The Bridge of Maillau is designed by the French structural engineer Michel Virlogeux and British architect Norman Foster. One mast’s summit at 343.0 metres is slightly taller than the Eiffel Tower and only 37 m shorter than the Empire State Building.
View on the bridge of Millau
View on the bridge