The viaduct over the River Tarn at Millau

The erection of the viaduct over the river Tarn, at Millau in central France, began in October, 2001 and is to be completed in January, 2005. This will be a major step forward in the design of cable-stayed bridges, with a series of six main spans 342 metres long suspended from seven pylons. The road will pass 270 metres above the river, and two of the piers will be about 235 metres tall; with the corresponding pylon 90 metres tall on top, they both will be higher than the Eiffel Tower. Two designs have been developed, one in prestressed concrete and one in steel. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see IRRD abstract no. E218160.


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  • Accession Number: 01143991
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: TRL
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 16 2009 12:18PM