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Millau Viaduct

A ribbon of light

Designed by Norman Foster, the Millau Viaduct is a masterpiece in structural engineering. Completed in 2004, the bridge spans 2.46 kilometres across the River Tarn. The bridge is a cable-stayed, masted structure designed so that it has the optimum span between columns.
The bridge not only has a dramatic silhouette, but crucially, it also makes a minimum intervention in the landscape. At night the tapered form of the columns and the supporting piers are lit up with a brilliant white light, provided by the Focal and Neos floodlights.
The effect produced by the lighting at night is spectacular, and allows the bridge to trace a slender ribbon of light across the valley.
The toll booths are lit by the Alisios floodlight.

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