02 June 2004
The last in a series of 18 launches has completed the 2.46km deck of the Millau Viaduct in France. The 36,000t of steel deck was launched using high-pressure hydraulic equipment installed on all seven permanent piers as well as seven temporary supports. Enerpac provided contractor Eiffage with the hydraulics needed to lift the temporary piers and launch the deck. Work is under way to clamp the steel deck sections permanently. The project's completion is scheduled for January 2005.