Landwasser Viaduct, Filisur

#4 of 12 in Historic Sites in Canton of Graubunden
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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  • Spectacular. To see and photograph the bridge from below, before entering the village coming from Thusis, and at the entrance to the bridge over the River, in the town of Solis, Park your car in the clearing and take the dirt road where there is a sign of the impasse. Continue for about 10 minutes until the bridge over the Brook, at the fork bear right and in less than 5 minutes you will be in front of the majestic pillars of Landwasserviadukt.
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  • This is one of those quirky, neturisticheskih places to visit. Beautiful high structure in the Swiss Alps, at the bottom of the mountain river, you can sit on the rocks below and wait for the train, and you can climb on the trail to the observation deck and you will have a beautiful view of the mountains and the viaduct over the top.
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  • If you didn't live up to mountains, it will be good experience. And I recommend for good photo, you can use pathway from road. Because of trains coming in front of this ways platform.Other way coming ...  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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