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RE: Millau Viaduct
- To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
- Subject: RE: Millau Viaduct
- From: "John P. Riley" <jpriley485(--nospam--at)peoplepc.com>
- Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 22:45:25 -0500
I don't mean
to split hairs, but since I'm a nerdy structural engineer,
and my HP15C is laying right over there . .
According to the second link, "This project has
the highest bridge piers in world. Thus the title of the Highest Bridge in
the World. The tallest will be 240 meters high." The way I do the math,
the tallest pier is about 787 feet.
And I didn't understand this part, "Overall height an outstanding
336.4 meters." It implies to me that there's something that's higher than
the piers. But again, isn't that equivalent to only 1104 feet
there's another place that has these statistics:
Completion Date: 2005
Statistics: Length: 2.5 km
height is either 280m, or 240m, or 336.4m . . . dang, I give
But, I have
to agree with you, it's a cool looking structure and an awesome
undertaking. I hope the people who did the calcs were better at math that
those that wrote the story.
Here are a couple
of links describing an absolutely amazing structural engineering
At least, I am
amazed by this bridge. It is more than 1.5 miles long, with
typical spans of 1,115 feet and pier heights up to 1,165
Stan R. Caldwell,