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Friday, 28 November 2008

Skywatch Friday - Millau Viaduct

Nearly a week back in London and only grey overcast skies. So today is a view of where I was this time last week. The Millau viaduct spans the Tarn Gorge in the South of France. An incredibly beautiful bridge (if one can say that about bridges). The tallest vehicular bridge in the world (actually taller than the Eiffel tower!) 2.5 kms across. Opened in December 2004. Winner of outstanding structure award.
Standing on the hill to take this photo I wasn't sure if I'd be blown off the hill before I froze to death. I'd recommend waiting until summer for a visit.


Take time to visit all the other skywatchers.

21 comments:

JM said...

Mo, you are right, it's an incredibly beautiful bridge! Great shot too!

kjpweb said...

Fantastic image! Very impressive structure, too!
Cheers, Klaus

Tanya said...

It's beautiful Mo. I have to confess though, I get a little nervous crossing big bridges like this!

PS: I've tagged you, come see!

Wayne said...

What a fabulous structure. You've got to hand it to the engineers, they outdid themselves.

ChrisC and JonJ said...

I don't like bridges,but that is a beautiful shot of a beautiful bridge.I really like the angle.

Bernie Krausse said...

The bridge is definitely a work of art. The photo looks great too with the valley and water being in the shade while the subject is nicely lit up and reaching for the sky.

John said...

Impressive shot and lovely perspective!

Lily Hydrangea said...

good for you that you braved the cold for us! I love this shot. I do think it is a rather pretty bridge, thanks.

fishing guy said...

Mo: Neat capture of the bridge and sky.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

i think bridge shots are awesome with the drama of the height and the angles and the expanse. this is a great shot...thanks for sharing with us.

phoenix said...

Gorgeous.

magiceye said...

awesome image!!

It is peace in Mumbai at last.
Thank you for all your prayers and good wishes.
Pray for all those who lost their lives and may God give strength to their near and dear ones to bear their irreparable loss.

PJ said...

Yes, bridges can be beautiful. Leave it to the French to turn a bridge into a work of art. We went camping over Thanksgiving so I'm late making the rounds. If you celebrate Thanksgiving I hope your holiday was a happy one.

Sharon said...

Hi Mo, I've been away so just now seeing your bridge photo. What a beautiful site and it's the world's tallest! I must put this on my list of places to visit. I'll take your advice and only go in the summer.

shaker said...

We are proud of this bridge in France.
Great caption !

babooshka said...

A french skywatch. Fabulous. The clouds are so dramatic against the metal. What a bridge too.

Gaelyn said...

That bridge is a work of art. Amazing! Sorry you had to freeze for the photo, but worth while. Hang on to those negative ions.
Also like the phone booth. They are just about a thing from the past in America.
Enjoy your blog.

Pearl Maple said...

Fabulous photo for Sky Watch Friday, full of interesting lines and shapes and colour. Thanks for sharing with us all.

Becky said...

You certainly CAN say that about bridges! And this is an amazing one. I'd love to drive across this. What a great vacation!

Babzy said...

I think it's the most beautiful bridge we have in France !

Tina said...

Beautiful photo! I found a wonderful post on the new Peterman's Eye Travel about this bridge and I thought I'd share...

http://www.petermanseye.com/travel

Cheers!

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