January 15, 2013

Millau Viaduct, France

Photograph by Andrzej Gorzkowski Photography, Alamy

The elegant Millau Viaduct—the world's tallest vehicular bridge—rises 1,122 feet and stretches 1.5 miles across southern France's Tarn River Valley. Held aloft by seven slender, sail-like cable arrays designed by British architect Sir Norman Foster, the four-lane toll bridge opened in 2004, creating a direct route from Paris to the Mediterranean coast.

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