Tallest bridge in the world

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  1. Kronnie

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    I really doubt if that was the tallest bridge'
    Of course that depends on what they call tall, The bridge
    or the supporting cables or the tallest bridge of its kind
    Their is litterly hundreds of the tallest bridges in the world.

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    But the whole thing was just SPAM anyway.
     
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    The New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia
    is 518meters high.
    Much higher than the new one in France
    and the Highest is in Shanghi.

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    Hiker do you have a found feeling when ever you see my name ?


    Which school did you go to for your most excellent manners hiker ?
    Just so i know which one to never send anyone to.

    The world's highest ROAD BRIDGE has been inaugurated in southern France




    But perhaps i should have worded it 150% more clearer for you especaily to understand .
     
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    Thing is the reson i posted this is because its less than 2 hours from me, the views are spectacular, the bridge was something no body thought was even possible.....and it stand as a great achievment to mankinds will to endervour to succeed....
     
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    I will consede that Kronnie as its about 15 feet higher
    than the one on WV that was built some 40 years ago by the wv roar Commision
    But they are two different kinds of bridges yours being a suspension type that is very common here, And the one across the New River gorge is an arch with the roadway
    on top.


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    15ft is 15ft though ...i have no idea what bridge your on about tbh.....but its an awsome bridge either ways..and with out that bridge it took hours to go around to get to the other side....

    Heres something from a site i was looking at about this bridge.

    Spectacular Bridge — World's Tallest — Opens Tuesday in France

    AFP 14dec04

    MILLAU, France — A bridge officially designated the tallest in the world is to be inaugurated in southern France — a spectacular feat of engineering that will carry motorists at 270 metres (885 feet) above the valley of the river Tarn.

    Designed by British architect Norman Foster, the Millau motorway viaduct stretches for 2.46 kilometres (1.6 miles) between two plateaux in the Massif Central mountain range and when it opens Thursday will remove one of the country's most notorious traffic bottlenecks.

    Built of steel and concrete at a cost of 390 million euros (520 million dollars), the bridge rests on seven pillars, one of which — dubbed P2 — climbs to 343 metres above ground level, making it 23 metres higher than the Eiffel Tower.

    Like a taut thread pierced by a line of needles, the silhouette dominates the countryside for miles around and has been praised as a classic marriage of aesthetics and science. More than 60,000 people have already paid for tours of the construction site.

    "A work of man must fuse with nature. The pillars had to look almost organic, like they had grown from the earth," Foster said in a special edition of the local newspaper Midi Libre.
    "The bridge could not look as if it had been tacked onto the scenery. It had to rise out of the landscape with the delicacy of a butterfly."

    The viaduct is not only the tallest in the world — outstripping the 282-metre (928 foot) towers of the Akashi Kaikyo bridge in Japan — it is also the longest cable-stayed bridge. The Tatara Ohashi bridge in Japan is 1.48 kilometres long.

    The highest bridge in the world — measured by distance from deck to ground level — remains the Royal Gorge Bridge in Colorado, US which is 320 metres (1,053 feet) above the river Arkansas.
    President Jacques Chirac will officially launch the Millau bridge at Tuesday's ceremony, almost exactly three years after work began. Some 3,000 people have been employed by the French construction giant Eiffage, which holds the right to draw a toll for the next 75 years.

    The bridge was commissioned in order to open up a new north-south route across central France and relieve pressure from lorry-drivers and tourists bound for the Mediterranean and Spain in the saturated Rhone valley corridor to the east.
    Travellers on the A75 motorway between Clermont-Ferrand and Beziers have been forced to a crawl as they descended to the town of Millau — best-known recently as the place where anti-globalisation activist Jose Bove smashed a McDonald's restaurant.

    Motorists will now be able to pay a fee of 4.9 euros (6.5 dollars) to speed above the town. Lorry-drivers will be charged about four times as much.
    Eiffage is predicting an average of 10,000 vehicles per day, with a peak of 25,000 during the summer season when tariffs will be increased. If the bridge proves unexpectedly profitable, the French state has the right to take possession from 2044.

    Weighing some 36,000 tonnes, the bridge was assembled as much as possible off-site. Large sections were lifted by giant crane and slid onto the pillars, with the two ends meeting in May. It has been built to withstand wind-speeds of up to 250 kilometres per hour.

    "In our civilisation infrastructure is fundamental. Public spaces, avenues, bridges over rivers — these are what bring men together and condition our quality of life. But there are also needs which one cannot measure, which are more spiritual," Foster said.

    "Ideally passing over the bridge should allow one to 'elevate oneself.' Looking at it should provoke an emotion. Its purpose is to allow people to cross the valley without damaging the town of Millau. But it goes far beyond that," he said.
     
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    Of course you could Google, New river gorge bridge.
     
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    Well i have no clue if it is the tallest bridge or not but those really are some stunning views! Not sure how happy i would be to drive across it though, looks a little too high for my liking
     
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    The views are defently stunning ( its about 1000 ft from the road on the bridge to the floor )
    and its classed the tallest road bridge :)