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Becoming the world's highest bridge, this architectural marvel harmonizes structure with nature.

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TODAY IN DESIGN 2004

Soaring to New Heights: The Opening of the Millau Viaduct.

On this day, a remarkable feat of engineering and design was unveiled as the Millau Viaduct near Millau, France, was officially opened. Standing as the world's highest bridge, this architectural marvel, designed by architect Norman Foster and engineer Michel Virlogeux, represents a harmonious blend of aesthetics and functionality.

The Millau Viaduct, gracefully stretching across the Tarn River valley, is not just a triumph in bridge design but also a symbol of human ingenuity and the pursuit of harmonizing structure with nature. Its slender pylons and sleek roadway seem to float above the landscape, reducing the visual and environmental impact on the picturesque valley below.

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