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Landwasser Viaduct, Filisur

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The Landwasser Viaduct is a single track six-arched curved limestone railway viaduct. It spans the Landwasser River between Schmitten and Filisur, in the Canton of Graubünden, Switzerland.Designed by Alexander Acatos, it was built between 1901 and 1902 by Müller & Zeerleder for the Rhaetian Railway, which still owns and uses it today. A signature structure of the World Heritage-listed Albula Railway, it is high, long, and one of its ramps exits straight into the Landwasser Tunnel.DescriptionThe Landwasser Viaduct has six arch spans in width, resting on five high pillars. The railway line near the viaduct has a slope of 2 percent, and in plan a circular arc with a radius of.The southeastern abutment of the viaduct is located on a high cliff, and at that point, the tracks lead directly into the long Landwasser Tunnel.The viaduct's masonry is approximately in volume and is jointed with dolomitic limestone.LocationThe dark limestone-built viaduct forms part of the Albula Railway section between Tiefencastel and Filisur, and is at the mark from Thusis.
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  • We're a group with young and seniors and a pushchair in tow. I was expecting our driver to drop us at the train station where I was told there's a cafe my mum could wait at while the rest of us make t...  more »
  • There are two large viaducts that cross the landwasser river - one near Wiesen and this one near Filisur. They are quite close to each other and easy to confuse. Both are beautiful, however the Wiesen...  more »
  • If you have some time on your way to St. Moritz, Bernina or Davos, it is well worth stoping at Filisur, a beautiful village with typical painted houses dating from year 1500 and lesser. It is located ...  more »
  • ..I've done this tour many times with the train, and both the Viaduct and the World Heritage Railroad worth the time. You travel trough beautiful places and have narration in 3 different languages on the train... don't miss it!..
  • Looks like the Harry Potter train! 😀 A Unesco World Heritage site absolutely not to be missed!
  • It is a beautiful heritage of humanity.
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  • Great nice viaduct in the RhB-trajectory Thusis-Filisur. We have many times over this viaduct and also walked pass. Remains a powerful spectacle.
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