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5 km), carrying four lanes of road trafﬁc and two pedestrian paths. Panoramic view Sweeping over the Tarn Valley in a crescent shape, the curved design of the Millau Viaduct removes the dizzying sensation that bridge users would experience if the road traveled in a straight line. The 10-ft-(3-m-) wide emergency lanes on either side of the bridge restrict the valley views below, ensuring that the trafﬁc ﬂow is steady and the road users stay focused, without experiencing vertigo (loss of balance caused by great heights).
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