Thursday, July 24, 2008

I have found that this process is not as difficult as I imagined, all I really needed to do was conquer the fear of the unknown. It was very easy to change the colour and font on my template so I hope everyone has a go.
I recently was forwarded information about the The Millau Viaduct. Did you know that this is part of the new E11 expressway connecting Paris and Barcelona. What is truly amazing is that it features the highest bridge piers ever constructed; the tallest is 240 meters (787 feet) high and the overall height is 336 meters (1102 feet), so at the moment this is the highest bridge in the world. It is taller than the Eiffel Tower . The Millau Viaduct is not straight because a straight road could induce a sensation of floating for drivers, which a slight curve remedies. The curve is 20km in range which gives you an indication of the mazive size of this structure. Also the road has a light incline of 3% to improve the visibility and reassure the driver.

If you google Millau Viaduct you will find some trully amazing images.