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Grand Fey Viaduct

Grand Fey Viaduct

General Information

Structural Type: Arch bridge
Function / usage: Railroad (railway) bridge
Other name(s): Viaduc du Grand Fey
Completed in: 1925

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland, Europe
Crosses
  • Sarine River
Replaces Grand Fey Viaduct (1862)

Technical Information

Dimensions

total length 383 m
span lengths 7 x 42 m
number of arches 7
heating energy coefficient 82 m

Materials

deck reinforced concrete
arches reinforced concrete

Notes

The original bridge was made out of iron, the concrete arch design by Maillart was meant to reinforce the bridge. The original metal truss was encased in the concrete to serve as reinforcing.

Participants

Structural engineering

Relevant Web Sites

Relevant Publications

  • Billington, David P. Robert Maillart, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (United Kingdom), ISBN 0521571324, 1997; pp. 126-9
  • Billington, David P. Robert Maillart's Bridges, Princeton University Press, Princeton (USA), ISBN 0691024219, 1979; pp. 86
  • Mann, F. A. W. Railway Bridge Construction, Hutchinson Eductational Ltd, London (United Kingdom), ISBN 0091086302, 1972
  • Marti, Peter & Monsch, Orlando & Laffranchi, Massimo Schweizer Eisenbahnbrücken, vdf Hochschulverlag AG (ETH Zürich), Zurich (Switzerland), ISBN 3728127868, 2001; pp. 106-111
Internal Information
Structure-ID: s0000030
Created: 28/10/1998
Last Updated: 22/07/2014