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General Information

Other name(s): Viaduc de l'Eau Rouge
Beginning of works: 1989
Completion: August 1993
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Arch bridge
Function / usage: Motorway bridge / freeway bridge
Material: Steel bridge


Location: , , ,
  • E42 (A27) Motorway [Belgium]
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Coordinates: 50° 26' 35.12" N    6° 0' 26.81" E
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Technical Information


total length 652.50 m
span lengths 33.75 m - 5 × 45.00 m - 270.00 m - 2 × 45.00 m - 33.75 m
arch span 270.00 m
height above valley floor or water 45 m
number of lanes 2 × 2
roadway / carriageway width 4 × 3.75 m
deck deck width 27 m


cost of construction Belgian franc 1 020 000 000


piers reinforced concrete
arch steel

Excerpt from Wikipedia

The Eau Rouge is a small, 15-kilometre (9 mi) long stream in the Belgian province of Liège, right tributary of the Amblève.

It starts in the Hautes Fagnes ("High Fens") and ends in Challes, near Stavelot in the river Amblève. The river gets its name from the coloration of the stones and riverbed due to reddish iron oxide deposits. The Eau Rouge is particularly geomorphologically interesting, as it appears to be using the old Warche river stream bed.

The Eau Rouge has been a border river for several periods in its existence, including an administrative boundary under the Roman Empire between Cologne and Tongeren, and the state border between the Netherlands and Prussia from 1815 to 1839 and then between Belgium and Prussia from 1839 to 1919.

Eau Rouge and the F1 Circuit

The bridge where the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps crosses the Eau Rouge at the corner bearing its name The Eau Rouge river as it passes the interior of the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, close to the pit complex

The Eau Rouge has lent its name to the Eau Rouge corner, one of the best-known corners in Formula One race tracks in the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps motor racing circuit, at the point where the track crosses it for the first time.

Text imported from Wikipedia article "Eau Rouge" and modified on 23 July 2019 under the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license.

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