Sabtu, 23 Januari 2016

Millau Viaduct

The Millau Bridge  is a cable-stayed bridge that spans the valley of the River Tarn near Millau in southern France.
Designed by the French structural engineer Michel Virlogeux and British architect Norman Foster, at 300m (984 feet) it is the highest road bridge in the world, weighing 36,000 tonnes. The central pillar is higher than the famous French icon, the Eiffel Tower. It was built in 16 October 2001 and opened to traffic on 16 December 2004.
The bridge took only three years to complete with new engineering techniques being employed. The traditional method of building a cable stay bridge involves building sections of the deck (roadway) and using cranes to put them in position. Because of its height, 900 feet above the valley floor, a new technique had to be developed.

First, the towers were built in the usual way, with steel reinforced concrete.
The road way was built on either side of the valley and rolled into position, until it met with precision in the centre. This technique had never been tried before and it carried engineering risks. However, it proved to be an efficient method of deploying the roadway.
The project required about 127,000 cubic meters of concrete, 19,000 tonnes of steel for the reinforced concrete and 5,000 tonnes of pre-stressed steel for the cables and shrouds. The cost of construction was approximately €400 million.
President Jacques Chirac (the president of france). In his speech he praised the design saying that it was a ‘monument to French engineering genius’ and ‘a miracle of equilibrium’. 


Minggu, 17 Januari 2016


My Holiday

               So, on my holiday last year I did some activities that’s pretty boring in my opinion. Like staying home for a long time, watching TV for hours, and other activities that pretty boring. But I enjoyed it. Because I could do anything without worried about school. So I spent most of the time by playing video games on my laptop. Of course not an offline games. I played a lot of video games with my old friends. But it also makes me pretty tired so I took breaks between. And do other things.
                Besides playing video games, I watched some good movies, streaming on my laptop. And explore some music too. Sometimes my eyes hurt when I staring at the monitor for so long. And decided to take a break. Like taking shower, praying, and eating. Sometime I do make my own food, but it’s not very good. Besides all the thing I do in my home, I’m sometimes asked by my mother to go bought something. And I should do that otherwise my mom wouldn’t let me playing games anymore.
                On 31st of December my family and I visited my grandmother’s house in Sumedang.we left for it at about 10am. And we arrived at 1pm. There, I met my grandmother and my grandfather. Also my cousins. We decided to bought a lot of fireworks. After that we waited untill 12am, to start the fireworks. It was a huge fireworks and explode very bright. That’s how we celebrate the new years. After all that, we left at 7 in the morning. And arrived to home at about 10 in the morning. After all. It’s a pretty fun holiday, although we’re not going somewhere far, I enjoyed it.