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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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  • The viaduct is still much nicer than on all photos in nature. A really attractions UNESCO World Heritage site. The Rhaetian Railway experience it next time.
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  • We start our tour at the train station of Filisur (1080 m). In the winter, it was difficult. But still very nice.
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  • One of the highlights of the Rhaetian Railways (UNESCO World Heritage) is the landwasser viaduct below Filisur. The loudspeaker announcement in the trains on time indicates. Tip: at mountain travel right to sit on and look forward, before driving over the viaduct and in the tunnel (in descent left sit and look back right after tunnel exit): so you can see the viaduct with the incoming or outgoing train best.
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  • It is a beautiful heritage of humanity.
  • Very nice. Definitely a must-do if you are in Grisons.
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  • Also impressive without pulling on the image! :-)
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  • The most famous and most beautiful bridge in Europe Bravo Swiss! Beautiful!
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  • Magnificent structure in splendid mountainous valleys. Accomplishment of having built this bridge in arch for the train in this place.
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