In this archival photograph, the Millau Viaduct is seen under construction. It opened to traffic in late 2004.
According to the bridge's official Web site, it is 8,071 feet long, 105 feet wide, 1,125 feet tall (which makes it 62 feet taller than the Eiffel Tower), and cost about $562 million to build. It has seven towers, and 154 stays--11 pairs per tower pylon.
July 19, 2011 4:00 AM PDT
Photo by: Eiffage
| Caption by: Daniel Terdiman
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