I know they are expensive, but 11.80 Euros to cross 2 miles of the Millau bridge! Never again, anyway you get a better view of the bridge from the main road through Millau.
But you have to do it just once! ;-)
Went across the Rio Bridge from Patras in Greece and was charged 12 euros which we thought was extortionate! Fabulous bridge though.
We decided to get the Rio - Antirio ferry instead of the bridge this year. Its now gone up to €10.50, so even that is not a bargain anymore.
A much nicer and more relaxed way to cross though if you're not in a rush.
Been stuck in the traffic jams before the viaduct, saw them building it for three trips to the Tarn Gorge, have looked down from the bridge onto the tops of the clouds and on a clear day what a view, it's cheep as chips wortth every cent and Euro.
We crossed the Millau on our way back from Spain a couple of years ago just to say we'd done.. (it as you do..) and we were relieved of around 11 euros for the pleasure of doing so..Got to admit it's a heck of a piece of modern engineering though in spite of the cost..We also have the obligatory photos of the bridge mind you doesn't every one!!
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If you think the Millau bridge is expensive, wait till you try the Frejus tunnel.
We were charged 47 euro's one way last MAY.
We only have a camper van, not a roadtrain!
All the passes had snow on them so there was no choice.
The tunnel was old, poorly lit and a far cry from the wonderful bridge at Millau.
Think yourself fortunate.
Looking at Baloo's picture again, and comparing with my own, I wonder why it's ALWAYS so cloudy there?
But at least it shows the brilliant white of the bridge off nicely!
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We normally get the ferry home from Patras and on every other occasion we passed the bridge it was always in sunshine, even in December. On the one occasion we decided to get the ferry back from Igoumenitsa and cross the bridge it was pouring with rain. Still worth crossing though,
Surely it's nothing to do with the distance? This bridge must be one of the most expensive to be constructed in many years. It's an absolute engineering miracle and it seems fair to me that any costs should be borne by those who actually use it and not the population at large. Why should a peasant in Brittany have to pay for this in his taxes?
I used it and thought it worth every penny to drive over such a tribute to man's ingenuity!
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