Another special bridge, in Rouen this time
They're doing it again, the Eiffel people who got their name from the man that build the famous tower.After the Millau Bridge they're now building another special bridge. A new bridge over the Seine in Rouen will be Europes largest elevator bridge, as Le Moniteur reports. France 3 shows how the part that will be lifted is placed (1300 tons) width millimeter accuracy.
The new bridge is meant to be used by log-distance traffic on north-south trajects. It will be opened in 2008.
Posted by Peter at 07:16 AM [What do you think?]
Controlled wandering, using your TomTom
This message has nothing to do with France, except for being very usefull while wandering around with your car.
You know it's fun to just drive around on the smallest roads on the French countryside. There's only one problem: in these areas there's not really a good system of road signs.
Car navigation like TomTom or Garmin doesn't help because it doesn't understand wandering. It wants to take you fast from A to B, nothing else. Until now.
Take Google Earth and place as many flags as you like on points you know wou want to see.
Now for TomTom you download and install Google-TomTom. Garmin-owners visit this site. Bottom line: you end up with a small file, that may be loaded into your car navigator.
Never get lost again...
Posted by Peter at 07:18 AM [3 reactions]