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Andrew March
10-04-2008, 01:16 AM
I had a nice chat yesterday with Ben at Newtek Europe and I mentioned my recent holiday in the Midi-Pyrénées, in particular driving over the Magnificent Millau Road bridge.

Ben said he'd wanted to see the bridge and I said I would post a photo I took, so here it is Ben, hard to beleive there's a town under those clouds!

Cougar12dk
10-04-2008, 10:44 AM
Damn! That's one tall bridge :) And a nice photo Andrew. The fog it reminds me of San Francisco's golden gate.

Andrew March
10-04-2008, 03:21 PM
thanks mate

The center tower is actually ony two feet shoter than the Eiffel tower and the Canary wharf buiding will sit underneath the road at the bridge's highest point. they local area is already quite high up so the bridge is often shrouded in clouds.

Cougar12dk
10-04-2008, 03:27 PM
Ah, yes... I didn't see you mentioned the Pyrénées :)

It looks kinda cool still :)

Jim M
10-04-2008, 05:03 PM
I saw a program on how they made this ... amazing engineering

Andrew March
10-05-2008, 12:41 AM
Stunningly well designed isn't it.

Silkrooster
10-05-2008, 11:45 PM
Excellent photo.:thumbsup:
Silk

JohnMarchant
10-06-2008, 12:20 AM
Is this the one that Ex President Chirac was spouting off about as a great French technical achievement only to be quietly be told that it was designed by a Brit :):):)

Andrew March
10-06-2008, 01:15 AM
I'm afraid so, really it's an Anglo-French feat of engineering, but the design centre underneath the bridge doesn't hide the fact that it was a British designer, which is nice.

Thanks rooster :)

BeeVee
10-06-2008, 06:51 AM
Hey Andrew, thanks very much for the pic! Wow, that's gorgeous. I really have to go see it...

B

JohnMarchant
10-06-2008, 09:50 AM
I'm afraid so, really it's an Anglo-French feat of engineering, but the design centre underneath the bridge doesn't hide the fact that it was a British designer, which is nice.

Thanks rooster :)

Well thats unusual for the French but good on them :):), i will have to congradulate the wife