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Tardes Viaduct

Evaux-les-Bains - Viaduc de la Tardes

General Information

Structural Type: Truss bridge
Function / usage: Railroad (railway) bridge
Other name(s): Viaduc d'Evaux-les-Bains
Completed in: 1884

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Evaux-les-Bains, Creuse (23), Limousin, France, Europe
Crosses
  • Tardes River
Part of:

Technical Information

Dimensions

span lengths 73.20 m - 104.55 m - 73.20 m
height above valley floor or water 91.30 m
on-centre distance between girders 5.50 m
girder depth 8.30 m
deck deck width 8.00 m

Quantities

weight of iron 1 200 t
volume of masonry 7 500 m³

Cost

cost of construction Gold Francs 1 380 000

Materials

deck wrought iron
piers masonry

Chronology

26 January 1884

A 132 m-long section of the superstructure still under construction is swept away in a 160 km/h strong gale and crashes 14 m away from the bridge on the bottom of the valley.

1926

Derailment causes damage and requires repairs to the bridge.

1955

Repaired due to damage caused by overloading from 1940-1945.

Participants

Design
Construction

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Internal Information
Structure-ID: s0002114
Created: 13/10/2001
Last Updated: 28/07/2014