HEAD AND SHOULDERS ABOVE THE CLOUDS : THE WORLD'S TALLEST BRIDGE IS RECOGNIZED AT THE IBC IN PITTSBURGH

This article describes the various characteristics of the Millau viaduct in France, which, at 1,125 ft. high at its tallest point, is currently the tallest bridge in the world. Built with the objective of ending congestion on the A75 highway link between Paris and Barcelona, the bridge sits on seven piers and two abutments, and is supported by streamline diagonal suspension cables. Focus of the article is on the hydraulic launching device that was used to lift and then push the 27m-wide deck from both sides onto concrete piers and converge in the middle.

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    Scranton Gillette Communications

    380 E Northwest Highway, Suite 200
    Des Planes, IL  United States  60016-2282
  • Authors:
    • Harris, S
  • Publication Date: 2005-7

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01005424
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 19 2005 12:43PM