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On a recent flight from Amsterdam to Majorca, I had the opportunity to view the Millau viaduct in southern France 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.

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Millau viaduct, zoomed in from 11,000m
Millau viaduct, zoomed in from 11,000m

The Millau viaduct, designed by Sir Norman Foster, is the world’s highest bridge – one of its masts is even taller than the Eiffel tower!! It also holds the record for having the world’s highest road deck (at 270m or 890ft). An episode of National Geographic’s ‘Megastructures’ series was dedicated to the construction of this magnificent bridge.

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.

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