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Hi folks, sorry for the interruption of service recently, the internet went down where we were down in the Cantal - a problem with the telephone wires. Yesterday we were at Millau to view the viaduct which is one of the modern wonders of the world and well worth a google or two, see pic above. I have photos but they are still on my phone. Now we are back in Tharon Plage near Nantes on the West coast.Very HappyVery Happy

Posted at 30th Sep 2017 - 06:41PM   Posted by Fennie   Returning Lark Comments: 6

KitKatCot's Avatar Blimey, Fennie that is a big bridge. I just said to Himself, look at this bridge. How amazing is that?

Apparently, I have not been keeping up with modern bridge design.Confused

Posted by: KitKatCot on 30th Sep 2017 at 07:47PM

Withy Brook's Avatar Certainly moved on a bit or more from when my brother was building bridges!

Posted by: Withy Brook on 30th Sep 2017 at 08:57PM

Lampworkbeader's Avatar Is it real!

Posted by: Lampworkbeader on 30th Sep 2017 at 10:19PM

Camilla's Avatar Good to see you online here Fennie. Gosh that's a whopper of a bridge!Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 30th Sep 2017 at 10:29PM

Fennie's Avatar It is about two and a half kilometres long, and all white. A typically French project. Here we would have carried the motorway (which runs from Paris to Montpellier in the south of France) down into the valley, then a simple bridge over the Tarn river and up the other side again - but the French engineers said let's just go straight over. The architect was British - Norman Foster - and a university friend of mine helped on the curve that you see the bridge has. All very impressive. And now of course it is a great tourist attraction which people come long distances to see. Driving over it is like being in an aeroplane and sometimes you are even above the clouds if the cloud base is low. The tallest pylon is 245 metres high - the tallest in the world.Very HappyVery Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 1st Oct 2017 at 07:42AM

Bradan's Avatar It looks rather like the new Queensferry bridge which is 2.7km but not so curvy or high. Very Happy

Posted by: Bradan on 1st Oct 2017 at 09:45AM

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