10 Interesting Landwasser Viaduct Facts

Facts About Landwasser Viaduct:

  1. The Landwasser Viaduct is a single-track six-arched curved limestone railway viaduct.
  2. The Landwasser Viaduct was Designed by Alexander Acatos.
  3. The Landwasser Viaduct was built between 1901 and 1902 by Müller & Zeerleder for the Rhaetian Railway.
  4. This railway was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage list in July 2008. The first railway to receive such an award.
  5. In 2009, The Landwasser Viaduct had a 4.6 million CHF renovation. 
  6. 1997 animated film Anastasia. viaduct briefly appears as a bridge which was destroyed by Rasputin’s minions 
  7. The Total length of Landwasser Viaduct is 136 m and the Height measures at 65 m.
  8. The viaduct’s masonry is approximately 9,200 cubic meters in volume and is jointed with dolomitic limestone.
  9. The Landwasser Viaduct became famous among engineers because of new techniques employed during its construction. Unlike arched bridges of the past, no scaffolding was used to build the pillars. Instead, steel towers were built and the limestone pillars were constructed around them.
  10. Landwasser Viaduct was completed in 13 months.
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