Thursday, June 7, 2007

Got Guts?

Would you be scared to drive across this bridge . ...

The Millau viaduct is part of the new E11 expressway connecting Paris and Barcelona and features

the highest bridge piers ever constructed. The tallest is 240 meters (787 feet) high and the overall height will be an impressive 336 meters (1102 feet), making this the highest bridge in the world.

I can barely drive across local bridges without an anxiety attack.

Could you do it...knowing exactly where you were?


mark said...

Yes mt brotha It would be quite a rush however. That picture was extremely scary looking

dc_speaks said...

i'd be petrified...seriously. I couldn't do it! I couldn't even be a passenger with my eyes open.

CortneyGee said...

bridges don't give me that feeling . Matter of fact as long as I'm the one driving I'm cool as the fan.

dc_speaks said... can drive over every bridge...even the I-480 bridge for the rest of the time we drive together. I

It's pretty early. what you doing up?

mark said...

" Matter of fact as long as I'm the one driving I'm cool as the fan"

mark bey: Funny how that works, I have noticed that when Im the one driving nothing bothers me, but when someone else is driving every little thing the driver does that looks suspect is watched very intensely by me.

dc_speaks said...

True dat, Mark. True dat!

Shai said...

Hell to the N.A.W.

Hell, I cannot get with the highest rollercoaster at Cedar Point. LOL. Back in the day I though riding the Magnum was the stuff.

I do have to say it is amazing they were able to build such a large structure. The Ambassador Bridge from Detroit to Canada amazes and scares me.

deepnthought said...

I dont do bridges. I dont like long bridges nor do I like high bridges.

Whenever I would drive from Tn to Indy or Cleveland I would always close my eye as I drove across the Louisville bridge. But yet I do want to go bunjee jumping and base jumping and maybe even sky diving

Ced.It/Meant.It said...

I would love driving over that bridge! After driving the mountainside coastal Hwy 1 in California on my way to the Bay Area the scenic way, I KNOW I wouldn't have a problem. In some parts of that drive, the only two things separating your vehicle and the Pacific Ocean is the road you're traveling and your driving skill! It's beautiful, though!

Ya gotta let that height thing go, DC!

dc_speaks said...

@ced it...yeah im sure tha ti should let it go. just not with bridges and driving.

Hey again deepnthought...its crazy but I was in a helicopter going over the Grand Canyon but bridges terrify me and I to plan on sky diving sometime. the roads that kill me are the mountain roads that are alwasy rainy in W Va. I hate driving those.

Shai.. I feel you , I don't like that bridge either

CreoleInDC said...

I would not drive over that bridge. Period.

dc_speaks said...

thank you big sister, monica. I'm totally with you on that one.

I am interested in doing lots of things that include heights, but driving over bridges terrifies me for some reason...even as a passenger.

oh and roller coasters are out for me too...something about the rickety wood sound on the way up...noooo way!