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General Information

Beginning of works: 1969
Completion: 1973
Status: in use

Project Type


  • Mala Rijeka
Coordinates: 42° 33' 11.17" N    19° 23' 14.63" E
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Technical Information


total length 498.80 m
span lengths 81.20 - 92.80 - 150.80 - 92.80 - 81.20 m
height above valley floor or water 198 m
number of tracks 1
piers height max. 137.5 m


piers reinforced concrete
truss steel

Excerpt from Wikipedia

The Mala Rijeka Viaduct is a viaduct on the Belgrade–Bar railway, located some 20 km north of Podgorica, Montenegro.


The project was started in 1969 and was completed in 1973. The viaduct is 498.8 metres (1,636 ft) long and at its highest is 200 metres (660 ft) above the Mala Rijeka (pronounced [mâːlaː rijɛ̌ka], meaning literally Little river). It is also the longest bridge on the Belgrade–Bar railway.

When constructed it was the highest railway bridge in the world, surpassing the record height previously held by the Fades viaduct in France. It held the record until 2001 when the Beipan River Shuibai Railway Bridge, a concrete arch bridge, was completed in Guizhou, China. Multiple railway bridges under construction in China will also be higher.


36,000 m³ of concrete and 100,000 tonnes of steel were built into the bridge. The largest of four pillars, upon which the bridge lies, has a base bigger than a tennis court.

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


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