Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Beautiful new bridge in France

The Millau Viaduct:

Jean-Philippe Arles/Reuters

Ann Althouse calls it,
One of the most marvelous things human beings have ever built.
According to Reuters (via the New York Times), at 885 feet above the Tarn River Valley (heretofore known for Roquefort cheese) in southern France, it is the world's tallest bridge. It will open to traffic Friday at midnight. (Question to self: Does that mean cars can drive over it during the day Friday?)

The architect--Englishman Norman Foster--is rather accomplished.