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Breathtaking moment base jumper casually plunges 900ft off the world’s tallest bridge in the rain

Breathtaking moment base jumper casually plunges 900ft off the world’s tallest bridge in the rain

  • The adrenaline junkie recorded GoPro footage from the Millau Viaduct, France
  • He performed a series of somersaults with ease before opening his parachute
  • He then beamed toward the camera before gliding back down to solid ground

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A thrill-seeker recorded the moment he calmly performed a solo base jump in the rain from the world’s tallest bridge.

The unnamed adrenaline junkie recorded the footage on his GoPro as he launched himself from the Millau Viaduct, in southern France.

He remarks on the rain before leaping and performing a series of backward somersaults with ease.

Then he opens his parachute and glides down to the valley below.

In the clip, recorded on August 31, the man can be seen crouching behind a traffic barrier on the cable-stayed bridge as cars rush past.

He glances up toward the grey sky as rain falls around him but remains unfazed.

The daredevil decides to waste little time as he scales the fence and takes a few deep breaths.

The unnamed adrenaline junkie recorded the footage on his GoPro as he launched himself from the Millau Viaduct, over the Tarn river valley, in southern France

The thrill-seeker was unfazed by the rain as he let out a howl of excitement with the wind rushing past him

The thrill-seeker was unfazed by the rain as he let out a howl of excitement with the wind rushing past him

Just seconds later he throws himself forward and lets out a howl of excitement as the wind rushes past.

He performs two backward somersaults before pulling the toggle to open his parachute.

The adventurer takes a moment to speak to the camera against the stunning rural backdrop before eventually gliding back down to earth.

He beamed as he performed two backward somersaults before pulling the toggle to open his parachute

He beamed as he performed two backward somersaults before pulling the toggle to open his parachute

The adventurer takes a moment to speak to the camera against the stunning rural backdrop before eventually gliding back down to earth

The adventurer takes a moment to speak to the camera against the stunning rural backdrop before eventually gliding back down to earth

The Millau Viaduct is the world’s tallest bridge – and even stands 62ft higher than the Eiffel Tower.

It spans the Tarn river valley in the Massif Central near the town of Millau. 

Its deck height is 890ft with the masts adding another 280ft – making its highest point more than 1,100ft from the bottom of the valley. 

It was designed by French engineer Michael Virlogeux and English architect Sir Norman Foster. 

The viaduct forms part of the A75 to A71 autoroute between Paris, Beziers, and Montpellier.

The bridge cost nearly €310million to build and officially opened for business in 2004. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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