Sunday, June 27, 2010

France - Pont de Normandie 諾曼地大橋


Stamp Issue : 1995-01-20

Stamp Issue : 2009-04-25 

Normandie Bridge (Pont de Normandie) is a cable-stayed road bridge that spanning the River Seine linking Le Havre to Honfleur in Normandy, northern France. Its total length is 2,143.21 meters (856 meters between the 2 piers).
The bridge was designed by Michel Virlogeux began in 1988 and lasted 7 years. The bridge opened on January 20, 1995. At that time the bridge was both the longest cable-stayed bridge in the world, and had the record for the longest distance between piers for any cable-stayed bridge. The cable-stayed design was chosen because it was both cheaper and more resistant to high winds than a suspension bridge.


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