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Viaduc du Viaur

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The Viaur Viaduct near Aveyron, France, is an impressive steel cantilever truss railway bridge, 116m above the floor of the Viaur valley.

Built 1895-1902.

Total length 460m. Span of arch 220m.

Engineer: Paul-Joseph Bodin. Built by the Société de Con­struc­tion des Batignolles.

See Wikipedia entry (French).

For photographs, see Structurae website.

Numerous photos taken during construction here.

Aspects of the design and construction were described in The Engineer in 1903 [1]


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Sources of Information

  1. [1] The Engineer 27 Feb 1903