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From Diocletian’s Palace to the Empire country development, get a close-up examine buildings previous, new, and for the longer term. Eye-popping photos, large fold-out pages, blueprints, proof, fi gures, and knowledge demonstrate the secrets and techniques in the back of every one of those awesome structures.

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WOW! The Millau Viaduct is the tallest vehicular bridge in the world. It is 62 ft (19 m) taller than the Eiffel Tower in Paris, which stands at 1,063 ft (324 m). Millau Viaduct Cable-stayed bridges Alamillo Bridge Crossing a canal in Seville, Spain, the Alamillo Bridge was built for a global fair called Expo ’92. The single pylon bridge resembles a giant harp, with 13 pairs of cables spanning 650 ft (200 m). Streamlined structure The deck of the bridge is held by inverted Y-shaped pylons sunk deep into the riverbed, with concrete supports located on each side of the valley.

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