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Engineering in France

By Bianca

bianca sloane

on 31 January 2013

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Civil Engineering in France By Bianca Sloane The Eiffel Tower The Eiffel Tower is an iron tower located in Paris. The tower is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. It was built in 1887 and opened in 1889 for a fair. It was meant to be taken down but never was, due to the amount of viewers. The tower is the tallest structure in Paris and the most-visited paid monument in the world. It attracted 7.1 million people in 2011. It is the most recognisable structure in the world. The Millau Viaduct The Millau Viaduct is the tallest bridge in the world. It was built in the strangest way.
First they built the 7 supports. Then they slid the road across. You may think this is crazy but they actually did this. None of the road was lifted at all!! See! It is amazing! Statue of Liberty You maybe thinking I am crazy, but the Statue of Liberty was in fact a present to America by France. The statue was designed by Frédéric Bartholdi. With the help of lots of workers working ten hours a day, seven days a week for nine years, the statue was finally finished in 1884 and presented to America on July 4th. It didn't arrive in the United States until many months later though, because all 350 individual pieces of the statue had to be packed into 214 crates for the long boat ride from France to New York. It was then assembled in New York. Pont du Gard Built in the 1st century AD, the Pont du Gard is the highest of all Roman aqueduct bridges.

It was added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites in 1985 because of its historical importance. It attracted increasing attention starting in the 18th century and became an important tourist destination. Today it is one of France's most popular tourist attractions. The Large Hadron Collider The Large Hadron Collider is a big big machine that splits hadrons. It not only weighs more than 38,000 tonnes, but runs for 27km in a circular tunnel 100 meters beneath the Swiss/French border. You may be asking "why have you put it in your project?". Well I included it because it is on French soil.
Construction began in 1988 and opened in 1994. Channel Tunnel The Channel Tunnel is a 50.5 kilometre undersea rail tunnel linking Kent in the United Kingdom with Calais in northern France beneath the English Channel. At its lowest point, it is 75 m deep. So, you see that France has a lot of famous civil engineering. The End (Hadrons are like atoms)
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