Millau Viaduct

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BARTLETT SCHOOL OF PLANNING

France Millau Viaduct Viaduc de Millau

LATTS

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This report was compiled by the French OMEGA Team, Ecole Nationales Ponts et Chaussees, Paris, France. Please Note: This Project Profile has been prepared as part of the ongoing OMEGA Centre of Excellence work on Mega Urban Transport Projects. The information presented in the Profile is essentially a 'work in progress' and will be updated/amended as necessary as work proceeds. Readers are therefore advised to periodically check for any updates or revisions. The Centre and its collaborators/partners have obtained data from sources believed to be reliable and have made every reasonable effort to ensure its accuracy. However, the Centre and its collaborators/partners cannot assume responsibility for errors and omissions in the data nor in the documentation accompanying them.

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CONTENTS
Project timeline and decision making process

A INTRODUCTION
Type of project Current status and parent project: the Highway 75 (A75.) Location Technical attributes: from Normandy Bridge to Millau Viaduct

B BACKGROUND TO PROJECTS
Principal project objectives Project story line Main actors Key enabling mechanism Outcome Local economic development

C MAIN CHARACTERISTICS OF THE PROJECT
The choice of the route: integrating local and environmental interests (1988-1990) The project: difficult choice and thorough investigations (1991-1996)  Choosing between the high and low solution  Definition of the project  Competition for the design  Selection of the design Conception of the project: elaborating and developing the design (1997-1998) The concession: delivering the Millau Viaduct under a BFOT scheme The signature of the contract: a „three steps‟ process  First step: tendering process and candidates‟ selection  Second step: judging and elaborating bidders‟ propositions  Third step: negotiating and finalizing the contract Main features of the contract: financing and risk allocation Construction plan Main organisations

D PROJECT DELIVERY E FUNDING F PROJECT COSTS G TRAFFIC FORECASTS

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H OPERATION I CONCLUSION AND MAIN ATTRIBUTES OF SUCCESS

J BIBLIOGRAPHY K GLOSSARY

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List of figures Figure 1: Millau Viaduct......................................................................................................... 9 Figure 2: the French Highway Network (free highways in black) ......................................... 11 Figure 3: the site ................................................................................................................. 12 Figure 4: the viaducts of the A75 ......................................................................................... 13 Figure 5: technical attributes of the Millau Viaduct .............................................................. 14 Figure 6: view of the Viaduct from the town of Millau........................................................... 20 Figure 7: access road reforestation ..................................................................................... 20 Figure 8: the four alternative routes..................................................................................... 23 Figure 9: the high and low solution ...................................................................................... 24 Figure 10: five proposals for the Viaduct ............................................................................. 26 Figure 11: the piers issue .................................................................................................... 29 Figure 12: the piers issue .................................................................................................... 29 Figure 13: actual form of the piers and pylons continuity ..................................................... 30 Figure 14: the deck issue .................................................................................................... 31 Figure 15: actual form of the...
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