Travel tips you can trust
The Millau Bridge in southern France is the world's most spectacularly designed modern bridge (see photo). It is more than just a viaduct. It has become a sightseeing destination.
The 7-piered Millau Bridge is 2.5 kilometers (1.5 miles) across. Its top rises 343 meters (1125 feet) about the Tarn River valley floor.
It eliminates the traffic-jammed valley route on the motorway linking Paris with Barcelona, Spain. Before the viaduct was constructed, it could take summertime motorists an hour or more to traverse the valley. Now, they can do it in less than 2 minutes.
The four-lane Millau Bridge opened in 2005 and can accommodate 25,000 vehicles per day.
It is dreamlike when morning fog creates the impression that it is floating on clouds.
Location in France