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Old December 14th, 2010, 10:36 AM   #1321
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Viaduc de Millau turns 6 years today

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Old December 14th, 2010, 11:31 AM   #1322
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Viaduc de Millau turns 6 years today
.. and I still think they could have built the road down in the valley rather than in this spectacular manner...
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Old December 14th, 2010, 11:54 AM   #1323
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even if so, this way is better happy b-day!
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Old December 14th, 2010, 12:04 PM   #1324
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A65 Langon - Pau

150 kilometers of A65 will open today!

This is one of the largest single motorway openings in Europe in recent years.

The motorway however, is critized for its high tolls, the toll is € 19,70 for the 150 km trip.

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Old December 14th, 2010, 12:21 PM   #1325
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Do they open today the whole motorway or were some parts already opened?
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Old December 14th, 2010, 12:33 PM   #1326
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All of it today
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Old December 14th, 2010, 01:12 PM   #1327
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Viaduc de Millau turns 6 years today

The most great longest bridge in France and all Europe for sure
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Old December 14th, 2010, 01:47 PM   #1328
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Old December 14th, 2010, 02:05 PM   #1329
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^ they are good, but they don't sell strawberry milk. while in germany, this is the first thing that pops into your eyes.

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the toll is € 19,70 for the 150 km trip
WTF, I don't see any mountains in the middle of bordeaux and pau.
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Old December 14th, 2010, 02:08 PM   #1330
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The motorway however, is critized for its high tolls, the toll is € 19,70 for the 150 km trip.
What a rip-off
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Old December 14th, 2010, 02:36 PM   #1331
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Wow they`ve even beaten my holiday trip - Macon - Geneve 132 km for 14.60€

anyway, congrats for opening such a long section, but...
is it really necessary?
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Old December 14th, 2010, 05:33 PM   #1332
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A65 Langon - Pau

150 kilometers of A65 will open today!

This is one of the largest single motorway openings in Europe in recent years.

The motorway however, is critized for its high tolls, the toll is € 19,70 for the 150 km trip.

Congratulations! In my fantasy world, I would connect A65 to Spanish A-23, but there are environmental reasons for not doing that .
And €19.70 for 150 km is really crazy. Is relatively more expensive than Spanish AP-68, I believe...
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Old December 14th, 2010, 05:37 PM   #1333
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^ they are good, but they don't sell strawberry milk.
But they sell lavender honey.
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Old December 14th, 2010, 05:48 PM   #1334
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All of it today
Stretches of it are shown as open on 2010 road atlases (published during the fall of 2009). The mapmakers could be lying, though.

And 19.70 euros for 100 miles? That's just absurd.
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Old December 14th, 2010, 06:03 PM   #1335
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the toll is € 19,70 for the 150 km trip.
Even at that price, it will take a very long time to pay for the road. Whether or not I would pay that would depend on how much time I would save. It would have to be at least 10 or 15 minutes.
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Old December 14th, 2010, 06:22 PM   #1336
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Viaduc de Millau turns 6 years today
Happy Birthday dear spectacular Viaduc !















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Old December 14th, 2010, 06:30 PM   #1337
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But they sell lavender honey.
what is that supposed to mean?
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Old December 14th, 2010, 06:42 PM   #1338
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I guess he meant this :


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Old December 14th, 2010, 11:05 PM   #1339
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Congratulations! In my fantasy world, I would connect A65 to Spanish A-23, but there are environmental reasons for not doing that .
There were already some serious environnemental issues with the A65 as it goes through the Landes forest, which is (was) the largest uninterrupted forest of western Europe. I believe the local environmental protection agency sued the highway company for destroying protected areas and extincting a protected specie after an accidental toxic spill in a river during the construction. Anyway, the Landes forest in now split in two by a highway.

If you can read French..
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autorou...vironnementaux
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Old December 14th, 2010, 11:17 PM   #1340
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Anyway, the Landes forest in now split in two by a highway.
Nobody will notice once they're 2 km from A65. In my opinion, the loss of quality of such an area is grossly exaggerated. Just build a number fauna passages under the motorway and an ecoduct here and there and you're okay.
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