To gain the other side, to cross the bay, a curiosity, then an obligation which pushed the Man, from the first times of its history, to develop techniques of construction to overcome these obstacles. From the first bridges in liana, through the Roman aqueducts to the viaduct of Millau which spans the valley of the Tarn to 270 m in height, the genius of the man was expressed in the civil engineering…These technical feats, traits of union between men, are, in the broad sense, true works of art. Thus man has developed, thanks to science and its applications, a way to get closer to other men and to become master of time, and space.
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