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Google Earth Plug-in: Millau viaduct (overlay)

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Highest viaduct in the world.

Key numbers for the records :
- Length: 2,460 m
- Width: 32 m
- Maximum height: 343 m, i.e. 20 m higher than the Eiffel Tower
- Slope: 3.015%, rising north-south in the direction Clermont-Ferrand – Béziers
- Curvature: 20 km
- Height of the tallest pier (P2): 245 m
- Height of the pylons: 87 m
- Number of piers: 7
- Width of each span: 342 m
- Number of cable-stays: 154 (11 pairs per pylon arranged in a single monoaxial layer)
- Cable-stay tension: 900 t for the longest ones
- Weight of the steel deck: 36 000 t, i.e. 4 times the Eiffel Tower
- Volume of concrete: 85 000 m3, i.e. 206 000 t
- Cost of construction: 400 million €
- Length of the concession: 78 years – 3 years of construction and 75 years of operation
- Structure guaranteed: 120 years

Links :
[fr] http://www.viaducdemillaueiffage.com/
[en] http://www.viaducdemillaueiffage.com/index.php4?lang=EN
[es] http://www.viaducdemillaueiffage.com/index.php4?lang=ES

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