Plane views: Millau, France

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.

Millau-viaduct-photo

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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7 Responses to “Plane views: Millau, France”

  1. velvet 02/07/2009 10:28 am
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    Thanks for your comment. I would love to see this bridge too – at ground level. I only got to see it from 30,000ft!

    Cheers,
    Keith

  2. Fuzzygalore 02/07/2009 2:23 am
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    I would so love to see this with my own eyes. It looks so incredible. Thanks for sharing the pictures and for such a great blog!

  3. HazardousPaste 03/06/2009 11:59 pm
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    I was so tempted to take a train from France to Spain just to go over the viaduct, but I’m very afraid of heights. I think I’d be too nervous to enjoy it.

  4. velvet 04/06/2009 12:05 am
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    Hi Miles, thanks for your comment. I’m afraid of heights as well but I enjoy challenging myself… just to see how jelly-like my legs become! 🙂 I think it would be an amazing experience.

    Cheers,
    Keith

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