Landwasser Viaduct, Filisur

The Landwasser Viaduct is a single track six-arched curved limestone railway viaduct. It spans the Landwasser 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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  • A nice walk to the toilet country viaduct. An impressive bridge. Especially if you know how it is built at the time. Are to the viewpoint above and then hiked down. Also with the train drove over it.
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  • From cool, go transit St. Moritz when crossed. Bound to the Glacier Express train 1st class cars, was a Sunday afternoon in late August, flights, car (without is a given) was free. I'd just open the Windows and feel the wind. Approaching land Bassa bridge while watching GooglaMap and limbs fail chest with great expectations. While some bridge you will see the land Bassa bridge far. The train enters the tunnel somewhat slow down cross the bridge, was kuri貫ka in the Rocky Mountains. On TV many times I saw was still impressed. Comes out flights, pick in a WEB of railways of Switzerland (SBB) ticket purchased will go to St. Moritz from Zurich, via Landquart station arrive a little early, but it 渡rimaせnn land Bassa bridge. I would select a flight through the cool, just click the "Show on the map, and check the route for no doubt. Also, the scene across the bridge and curving train vehicle as much as possible behind the vehicle, and looks clean.
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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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  • It`s a bridge...COMPLETED WITHOUT SCAFFOLDING!!! Most people don't care.
  • ..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!
  • 鬼斧神工 (Splendid and amazing construction)
  • It is a beautiful heritage of humanity.

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