Today, French President Jacque Chirac inaugurated the new Millau Bridge, in Southern France. The bridge, designed by Norman Foster, stands 300 meters taller than the Eiffel Tower, stretching gracefully over the River Tarn in the Massif Central mountains. Built by French construction group Eiffage, the successor of the company that constructed the Eiffel Tower, and the bridge is in many ways the successor of that 19th century achievement. It signifies France’s renewed desire to associate itself with iconic modernity. Those photos almost don’t seem real, do they?. Very beautiful. If any French readers have plans to visit the bridge, let us know if its as completely sublime in person.
- France Shows Off Tallest Bridge [BBC News]