The Millau Viaduct is the world’s tallest cable-stayed bridge. Proposed by Eiffage, this structure in steel pylon and deck structure represents a first in terms of its original method of constructing an exceptional-scale bridge.
“The Millau Viaduct ranks among our most brilliant civil engineering achievements. It is a magnificent example of our research and technology… It symbolizes calculated risk and performance serving the interests of the greatest number of people.” French President Jacques Chirac on 14/12/2004.
Eiffage made a bid to finance, build and operate the Millau Viaduct (a 2.5 km long cable-stayed bridge).
At the end of the competitive process, the French Ministry of Equipment selected Eiffage as the prime contractor for this exceptional work, with an estimated cost of FF2 billion.