The Millau Viaduct - a towering achievement in bridge technology


One of finest bridges to be built in the world has become a landmark for establishing so many records in its achievement - the deck launch system, the curved alignment, the pioneering cable stay technique are just a few of them. This lecture will celebrate the challenge of how the tallest piers in the world that rise 300m above the Tarn Gorge and one and a half times the height of the Eiffel Tower, were aesthetically modelled and built.

Speakers Alistair Lenczner, Associate Partner at Foster & Partners Jean-Francois Coste, Consulting Civil Engineer and Chairman of the International expert group and advising committee on the brigde, as well as participant in the jury that selected the winning bridge design.