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.
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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Thanks for your comment. I would love to see this bridge too – at ground level. I only got to see it from 30,000ft!
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!
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.
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.