Friday, August 1, 2008

The Millau Viaduct

This is true according to! Just look at this amazing bridge. You may have seen this in an email like the one I received.

"The Millau Viaduct is part of the new E11 expressway connecting Paris and Barcelona and features the highest bridge piers ever constructed. The tallest is 240 meters (787 feet) high and the overall height is an impressive 336 meters (1102 feet), making this the highest bridge in the world. It is taller than the Eiffel Tower .

"Intriguingly, the Millau Viaduct is not straight. A straight road could induce a sensation of floating for drivers, which a slight curve remedies. Moreover, the road has a light incline of 3% to improve the visibility and reassure the driver. It is an amazing engineering feat!"

Check out the Royal Gorge Bridge in Colorado. It's also amazing!

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Quote of the Day
Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.
~Arthur Schopenhauer

Joke of the Day
The customer in the Italian restaurant in Boston's North End was so pleased with his meal that he asked to speak to the chef.

"Certainly! Come with me," the owner said as he proudly led him into the kitchen and introduced him to the chef.

"Your Pasta Quattro Formaggi was superb!" the customer said. "I just spent a month in Italy, and yours is better than any I had over there."

"Naturally," the chef said. "Over there, they use domestic cheese. Ours is imported!"

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