Millau Viaduct, France
The Millau Viaduct ranks amongst the tallest bridges on Earth. It rises high above the low-lying clouds, climbing more than 1,100 feet into the southern French sky. It’s not one for the faint of heart and you’ll need a head for heights above all other things in order to make the remarkable crossing.
Taller than the Eiffel Tower, Millau spans the spectacular gorge valley of the Tarn River – an important route between Paris and Spain – and the imposing viaduct can be seen from miles around.
It’s also long, measuring more than 8,000 feet from one end to the other, yet the bridge’s vast supporting columns touch the valley floor below in just nine places, a feat of modern engineering. The winds can sometimes be strong here, just adding to the drama. Just can’t face it? Take comfort in the fact that you’re not alone.