Millau Viaduct – Tallest Bridge Structure in the World

Millau Viaduct – Tallest Bridge Structure in the World

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The Millau Viaduct is part of the expressway connecting Paris and Barcelona and features the highest bridge piers ever constructed. It is taller than the Eiffel Tower. The Millau Viaduct is not straight, because a straight road could induce a floating sensation as you drive across it. So, a slight curve remedies that feeling. The bridge was entirely privately financed and cost 394 million euros. Designed by the French structural engineer Michel Virlogeux and British architect Norman Foster, it is the tallest bridge in the world with one mast\’s summit at 343.0 meters above the base of the structure. It is also the 12th highest bridge in the world, with a 270 meters drop from the bridge road to the valley below. The 2460 meters long bridge is a stunning architectural and design feat.

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Bridge Inside Skocjan Caves, Slovenia

Bridge Inside Skocjan Caves, Slovenia

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The Skocjan Caves, located in western Slovenia, are a Karstic caves. The name Karst comes from the name of the region, in which the caves are located. Created by the river Reka, which runs for some 30 km until it disappears under the ground. The Skocjan Caves are famous for their diverse stalactite and stalagmite formations among which the limestone pools stand out. It is one of only three locations in Slovenia to be recognised as a world heritage site by UNESCO.

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Rainbow Fountain Banpo Bridge in Seoul, South Korea

Rainbow Fountain Banpo Bridge in Seoul, South Korea

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The fountain installed at Banpo Bridge in Seoul is 1,140-meter-long ( 570 meters on each side). It holds Guinness world record for the Longest bridge fountain. It has 10000 led nozzles which spout 190 tons of water per minute some 20 meters out from the bridge and into the Han River. It uses the water from the river. LED nozzles were installed to the bridge in September 2009. The Bridge connects the Seocho and Yongsan districts. The construction of the bridge was completed in 1982.

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Natural Rainbow Bridge National Monument

Natural Rainbow Bridge National Monument

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Rainbow Bridge is the largest natural bridge in the world at 290 feet (88 meters) tall and 270 feet (83 meters) across. The bridge has been formed by erosion of the sandstone by water flowing from Navajo Mountain towards the Colorado River. The bridge can be reached by a two-hour boat ride on Lake Powell from either of two marinas near Page, Arizona. It is located in one of the most rugged and remote regions of the United States, it was discovered in 1909 by an expedition that set out to find the great stone arch rumored by the Native Americans.

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