Magnan Viaduct

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Magnan Viaduct
Viaduc du Magnan
Nice, Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
404 feet high / 123 meters high
433 foot span / 132 meter span
1975, 1983

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The highest bridge on France’s A8 motorway, the Viaduc du Magnan originally opened in 1976. Located near the border with Italy, the tapered piers are the most outstanding element of the design with concrete walls that cast a relief shadow that shrinks in size as it rises up the shaft to the road deck. The prestressed concrete beam bridge was twinned in 1983.


Magnan Viaduct satellite image.


Magnan Viaduct satellite image.