Drive Wire: France’s Tallest Structure Isn’t the Eiffel Tower

It’s a bridge. And it’s cooler.

This week in design, we bring you France’s Millau Viaduct. This behemoth cable-stayed bridge soars over 1,100 feet above the valley of the River Tarn in the South of France. The architectural marvel allows four lanes of traffic to travel 890 feet above the ground for over 1.5 miles. Designed by a French engineer and a British architect, the Millau Viaduct is the tallest structure in France and one of the most impressive things you can drive on. Oh, and don’t worry about the wind…. It can withstand 140 mile per hour gusts.