On a recent flight from Amsterdam to Majorca, I had the opportunity to view the Millau viaduct in southern France (map) from a height of 10,000 meters (about 33,000 feet). It was an incredible sight and I managed to zoom in for some decent pictures. The Millau viaduct, designed by Sir Norman Foster, is the world’s tallest bridge – one of its masts (at 336m) is even taller than the Eiffel tower!! It also holds the record for having the world’s highest road deck (at 270m or 890ft above the valley floor). An episode of National Geographic’s ‘Megastructures’ series was dedicated to the construction of this magnificent bridge.

A view of the Millau Viaduct from the plane window.
Zooming in from 10,000 meters!
The view from the ground. Image courtesy of Richard Leeming (Wikimedia Creative Commons).

Seeing the bridge from the air was awesome, driving across it must be mind-blowing (and more so if you’re afraid of heights)! See more Plane views.

In 2020, I had the opportunity to visit this amazing bridge. Read about my visit to the Millau Viaduct.

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